Can Same-Sex Couples Teach Us About Marriage

The Atlantic was optimistic that remodeling marriage along genderless lines as same-sex couples do is the key to saving it, but Glenn Stanton at First Things points to data that shows same-sex couples are twice as likely to divorce, and gay men are much less likely to want fidelity, or to achieve it even if they promise to do so.

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Evan Hurst
Evan Hurst

Except that the study Stanton cites did not study married gay couples, so you're either lying or illiterate, once again.

Robert Koomans
Robert Koomans

The reasoning for such infidelity and behaviour is really very simple: A sexually deviated, immoral person of any gender, cannot be expected to behave with good morality or ethics, as they created their own guidelines, which sway with the grass in the wind, whichever way it blows.... Unlike God's Laws, which are stated in both OT and NT to be eternal and unchanging. All countries would be better off, following God's Principles, rather than deviated ones! - And while we are discussing infidelity to each other, what about SSM couples fostering children (or adopting) - can they keep their hands in place with any morality? - Remember that many priests and pastors have also been charged and conviceted of sexual molestation? They had to be sexually deviated FIRST, no? They had to have been disobeying God first, non? - In fact, so many churches have not followed God first, jusdging by their disobedience to His Laws in public, and yet making excuses for such laws, like, they were "done away with" which cannot be proven anywhere. No WONDER society is so CORRUPTED!

Flanoggin
Flanoggin

Interesting details from Scandanavia, however still suspect. If the divorce rate is 50% and gay males are twice as likely to divorce, and lesbians twice as like more, doesn't that put the divorce rate of gays at 200%???? How does this data apply to the United States where Same Sex Marriage has only been available for 10 years (and then, only in one small state)? I am certainly interested in the ongoing research, but you seem to repeat the same old canards regarding infidelity, instability, etc. Times, they are a changing. We are the same age, yet it appears you let your religious beliefs cloud sociological judgement. I would like to see more scientifically rigorous studies, but alas, they are a long time coming as SSM is a relatively new phenomenon. I prefer to follow the American ideals of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, while still respecting religious freedom. Thank you for this anyway!