Don't make assumptions about things you don't know. If you ask questions, you'll get more positive responses.
But as someone who was married in a church, in front of my friends and family, but who lives in a state that refuses us rights and benefits, to suggest that I don't hold my marriage sacred is just plain rude and presumptuous.
I'll try not to offend - but only in the face of fair discussion, not rude assumptions.
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
This means your post is just to attack a Conservative any way you can, that the argument you use to attack the Conservative is irrelevant, and thus dishonest and not to be taken at face value.
You want to argue against a Conservative just so that you can be seen arguing against a Conservative. You're 'grandstanding'. Win or lose the argument itself, you win just by having the argument because it will get you personal sympathy from your side. The Taliban does the same thing when a lone gunman lets off a few rounds from his house and then flees. His goal wasn't to nuke the convoy or even cause damage. His goal was just to be seen shooting at Americans. It's political. It's propaganda.
Likewise the whole fight over ssm is not to actually improve the marital institution or American lives, it's for the Left just to be seen as sticking up for a voting block, even while nothing is accomplished.
This is why the GOP lost the election, because the Right is focused on results while the Left is focused on appearance.
Last edited by Jerry; 12-06-12 at 03:50 PM.
Does gay marriage affect marriage or divorce rates? - Slate Magazine
This at least shows overall divorce rates in states with legal gay marriage; but as I said, I've found no source that actually has a complete study. The 1% comes from something I read on wikipedia, but I don't necessarily put too much clout in that, and even that said "estimate", so I was just saying what it said. But, as you'll note - I wasn't asserting it to be fact.