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Thread: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marriage?

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    Re: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marria

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Because it condones that which is not natural.
    Paleocon hates monogamy, apparently.

    Moving on to people who have opinions that matter, yes, I believe legalizing SSM will have a mild negative impact on traditional marriage numbers, as closeted or disenfranchised citizens won't feel as obligated to take the traditional route, but those citizens will undoubtedly be happier as a result, and hopefully that will benefit marriage as a whole.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marria

    I don't think it's a direct cause but it is a symptom of the larger trend toward secularization and the resultant rise in egocentric behavior.

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    Re: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marria

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well it is fact before the first state to allow SSM, the divorce rate among heterosexuals was close to 50%. So not sure how anyone can blame SSM on the decline of marriage.
    While it is true that the divorce rate is around 50% overall, there is a bit of an issue with that number. As always, when you simplify things, it tends to leave space for many fallacies.

    The reality is that in the USA, the divorce rate is so high due to a high number of people getting remarried and then divorcing again... and then remarrying again... and then divorcing again. So one faulty individual who can't stay married makes a mess of the stats for people who can.
    + you have vegas. And that's bad. No wonder Nevada has the highest divorce rates in the USA. And a few places behind it, California, the most populous state.

    So that's just a friendly ammendment.

    It has nothing to do with the topic. I too don't think SSM is hurting anyone else's marriage. Maybe Rick Santorums since hes' been so adamant about it.

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    Re: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marria

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    I'm not against SSM.... but can't people do that anyway? Without the government telling you so?
    They can but that doesn't get them the validation they believe they deserve...from absolutely everybody.

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    Re: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marria

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    They can but that doesn't get them the validation they believe they deserve...from absolutely everybody.
    Or the legal and financial protections...
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marria

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Computers aren't natural. Get off it at once.
    Computers are not contrary to nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I think two people falling in love and wanting to committ to each other is very natural.
    When those two individuals are capable of properly consummating their relationship.

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    Re: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marria

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Paleocon hates monogamy, apparently.

    Moving on to people who have opinions that matter, yes, I believe legalizing SSM will have a mild negative impact on traditional marriage numbers, as closeted or disenfranchised citizens won't feel as obligated to take the traditional route, but those citizens will undoubtedly be happier as a result, and hopefully that will benefit marriage as a whole.
    Monogamy is not contrary to nature.

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    Re: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marria

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Or the legal and financial protections...
    Nah. I tried that and the result was that equal rights were insufficient. They wanted additional validation in the form of equating their union as being the same as those sanctioned by major religions.

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    Re: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marria

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Computers are not contrary to nature.
    Go find me a computer growing on a tree and we'll talk.

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    Re: Is the legalization of SS marriage a cause for the decline of heterosexual marria

    I don't think anyone could ever convincingly prove the two are related.

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