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Do you think the wide acceptance of marriage equality could lower the divorce rate?


Before you answer, let me give you some background as to why I'd ask this question. For eleven years, I was married to a gay man. I thought my situation rare until I got a divorce and found out that many women have married gay men and many men have married lesbians, only to find out later and see it all crash and burn. Do you think that if equal marriage became widely accepted by society, there would be less pressure or need for people to lie to themselves about who they are and marry people of the opposite gender, resulting in fewer divorces for reasons of sexual orientation?

 

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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    I should have defined what wide acceptance means. I meant it to mean almost everyone in the society has no problem with people marrying or loving the people they fall in love with and it's something that could occur in the future, but hasn't yet..


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    I'm aware gay/hetero marriages are few. Wouldn't getting rid of one wrong reason help, even a little? I also think equality makes more marriages more about love than politics or religion which may reduce other wrong reasons.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    I think there are really no differences between gay and hetero marriages, but many still think there are. I think if that belief disappears, fewer people will get married to hide who they are. Equality also makes marriage more about love, IMO.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 21 months ago

    Why would gay people keep marrying heterosexual people at the same rates and later divorcing them if they are free to marry people they're actually attracted to? That's part of the question asked.


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