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Sweden: More female same-sex couples marry than male

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  1. That’ll be because women are more into marriage than men. Quelle surprise.

    No doubt I’ll be accused of sexism.

    But there you go; Sweden has an excellent record of LBBT rights and even they agree it’s about the babies.

    1. bobbleobble 27 Jul 2013, 9:28am

      Leaving aside the fact that you have generally been arguing that no men want to get married, a contention which these stats clearly show to be untrue, the disparity between men and women marrying appears to be related to kids not gender.

      So what these figures show is not that women are more into marriage than men but that more women have kids and are therefore opting to marry to safeguard their children’s rights.

      The stats for Belgium actually tell a different story. Stats to 2010 show more men marrying than women although I haven’t seen stats for after that. In the Netherlands between 2001 and 2011 there were only 231 more marriages between two women than between two men. In Spain last year there were over 500 more marriages between two men than between two women. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that one country’s stats tell the whole story.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 27 Jul 2013, 12:03pm

        Absolutely agree with that. Here in the UK, I suspect more male couples will outnumber female couples marrying, just a feeling I get about it. I also think French statistics will probably reveal the same trend in a year or two.

        It would be interesting to know what the Canadian statistics are. I also read something somewhere not so long ago which revealed that the American state of Massachusetts where same-sex marriage was first introduced in the country had the highest marriage rate of all states and lower divorce rates than all others. Something the C4M hate group and others dismissed of course.

      2. Even when -possibly- the most liberal and tolerant country of LGBT countries on this planet i.e. Sweden comes up with these stats you have to find fault. It’s not Uganda we’re talking about here for heaven’s sake.

        The bottom line is this: very few gay male couples have even bothered to civilly partner and those that marry will be even less.

        Even amongst the gay population, male gay marriage is rare. Wonder why that is. Oh yes, it’s because monogamy isn’t innate in men-gay or straight. So if you’ve got two males who are not innately monogamous, why would they bother getting married.

        It’s an unusual gay man who wants to get married to another guy.

        Of course by saying this I’d be making a mockery of the idea that gay marriage is a pressing issue, wouldn’t I? Or at least only a pressing issue for lesbians who like all women get soppy about wedding cake.

  2. Helge Vladimir Tiller 27 Jul 2013, 1:04pm

    Anyway- The very warmest Greetings to ALL COUPLES- and HAPPY DAYS in the Future ! Lyckönskningar till alla brudpar från grannlandet Norge-

    (—-from neighbouring country N. )

  3. Does it matter? Its not exactly competition, just embrace the fact we can all get married – if we want to! Their is no need to argue, no gender is better than another its just love among people.

  4. And so it begins. There will be 2 types of gay people. Those married and those not

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