This doesn’t include New York state where it’s estimated an additional 42,000 couples expect to marry.
Interestingly, I read an article yesterday in the Huffington Post online which stated that in the republican controlled states, red states as they are called, the family values anti marriage equality states, divorce rates among straight couples is the highest in the country and the lowest in the northeastern democratically controlled or blue states. So much for same-sex marriage in those 6 northeastern states harming marriage.
Meanwhile, we in the UK have 0% of gay couples allowed to marry.
This is not scientific, but I would hazard a guess that a relative lack of honesty and relationship skills in ‘Holy Joe’ areas might explain greater divorce rates. Belief in invisible spirits is not likely to help people sort out their own lives, and blaming gays for straights being unable to keep their act together has always been risible. American bible-bashers are also deafeningly silent about the issue of divorce, which Christian tradition has generally viewed dimly.
And they clearly seem surprised… Why is that?
Exactly! I was confronted recently with the “facts” from the FRC that still claim that the number of gay people in the world is only 1%, not “up to 10%” as most people believe. Their “facts” were based on references from 1940-1990, when it was far more dangerous to be *self-identified* as gay. [Gay Agenda, 4:28] (http://www.gayagendabook.com/gayagenda.html#4_28)
Indeed but don’t you think they use this to justify themselves in trying to keep us unequal?
Why do these people use out of date statistics to prove their agenda when clearly times have changed and although still some feel they cannot be ‘out’ Many do and feel safe doing so.
I personally believe we make up far more than 10% but that would put the fear in those religious fruitloops.
163 couples per 1000 people or 163 people?
The large increase in gay couples living in the more conservative states would be due to the Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court ruling which struck down anti-homosexuality laws in such states. Although many postings on this site condem the USA for the amount of homophobia that still exists within it’s borders, progress is being mase and while evangelical Christians seem to shout louder they are becoming increasingly marginaqlised and some of them are getting caught with their pants down in bed with other people of the same sex!
Gay daily mail reader, exactly right. The more they rant all of their absurdities, the more risible they become. Even Michele Bachmann’s popularity is now waning rapidly. Good news too.
Robert there is so much wrong with your first sentence – Gay – Daily Mail and Exactly right – is this upside down world?
Hey, look, Keith and other trolls the sky hasn’t fallen in!!!!
There’s a very misleading statement in the article: “…have official recognition.” That should read, “STATE recognition.” The federal government is still under the foul aegis of the DOMA law, which bars federal recognition of same-sex unions. So, while state laws and regulations are applicable, same-sex couples are still barred from IRS tax breaks that married straight people take for granted. We’re also barred from any and all spousal benefits/rights where Social Security, military, and immigration laws are concerned. As to the rethuglican theo-fascists, don’t worry too much about Bachman – the greater threat is Perry (gov. of Texas). The last thing the world needs is another moronic jackass from Texas in the White House.
How they plan to stop this, http://www.publiceye.org/magazine/v07n1/conshomo.html
You got anything more up to date? Thats nearly 20 years old!
So are most conservative policies.
So back it up, so that we can see. I don’t depute it of the Republicans but show something in the now.
Yes, Scott, Perry is a very dangerous right wing thug and an arch homophobe. I’ve learned he’s made it the law that any woman wanting an abortion has to wait 24 hours and doctors are mandated to force them to watch the activity of the fetus on a screen and must be told how large it’s limbs and head are, listen to its heart beat against their will to put guilt trips on them to prevent them going through with the abortion. Doctors can be prosecuted if they fail to comply. Women are being held hostage. It’s disgusting and a direct attack on a woman’s right to choose and quite frankly, anti women. Texas apparently ranks in the bottom 5 of all 50 states from access to health care to state education. An utter failure and he says he wants to make America like Texas. He’s insane and so are the people who vote for him. The world will be an even more dangerous place if he’s ever elected and will make George Bush look benign. Appalling to think some gay republicans will vote for him.