Discussion in 'The Real World' started by Inkara1, Aug 10, 2008.
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Adding divorce to the mix also makes more legal documentation.
Good for them. They should be able to marry or divorce if they want.
3 days? Methinks they married solely to prove a point.
Which has been one of my major issues with changing the dictionary to begin with. BTW, this is nothing new. In almost every jurisdiction where gay marriage has been legalized, someone has done this. Indeed, the only one that I'm sure hasn't been victimized in this fashion was one who had allowed the marriage laws changed, but had managed to block the change of the divorce laws. That may even have chanced since then.
Funny - the two same-sex marriages that I attended are still going strong. Over 3 years now for each.
So far, same-sex marriage still beats het-marriage for durability. (50%+ range for het-marriage ending in divorce).
the mortality rate for heterosexual marriage is certainly at least as bad.
like, um, how long did homer simpson and ned flanders stick with their "vegas wives?"
Psst...those are cartoon characters.
I believe I've stated my disgust about that particular statistic in the past. The problem in whole is that people have 'changed' the meaning of the word Marriage to something more convenient. Then they wonder why it doesn't work. It's not too difficult to understand that if you change the names of Gasoline and Diesel to Fuel ... before too long, it's not gonna work anymore.
Then again...what if the word "Marriage" is actually being helped by same-sex marriages?
People doing it for the right reasons and sticking it out through thick and thin...but the main problem is that they can't marry because the same people who are degrading the term are not willing to let one portion of the populace give IT their best shot?
but, but... short-term convenience is the american way!
hey that explains a lot these days.
to me, it's weird that this is news! makes me wonder if i should alert the press every time i hear someone's getting divorce...
It's been awhile but there was a study that looked at the real numbers behind divorce.
It turns out that something like 28% of FIRST marriages fail. They get to 50%+ because of multiple failures.
Lies, damned lies & statistics.
Yup. After all, once someone fails (spectacularly) at something .. but refuses to accept their failure, the odds are quite high that they'll make the same mistakes again, and again. It saddens me no end to realize that the only ones still using the original definition of marry is bakers.
*just wants to point out that she's not married, and has been with her BF for almost 15 years now
So then, why not get married?
It's not illegal either way.
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