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    Same-sex... divorces!

    Same-sex marriages... OK, time goes by, we live with it and we will.

    But what’s about divorces? Do gays and lesbians who get married today often think about the way they can be divorced? I wonder how big the percentage of same-sex divorces will be...

    Imagine gay divorce. What do you feel? As for me, it’s laughable.

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    Re: Same-sex... divorces!

    Courts deal with gay-breakups now the same as divorce, whether or not married. It is merely a property and assets division question, unless children involved, and then there is the custody issue. There is on different between a hetero and a gay breakup - married or unmarried - in MOST regards, other than statutory provisions will apply to hetero couples and not gay couples in states where SSM is not legal.

    Why do you think a divorce for a married gay couple would be any different than for a hetero couple?

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    Re: Same-sex... divorces!

    I feel the same about gay divorces as I do about straight divorces, none of my business unless I am the one getting divorced.

    Obviously the heterosexuals getting married every day don't seem to be thinking about the fact that 50% of them will end up divorced.
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    Re: Same-sex... divorces!

    Quote Originally Posted by Adamaris View Post
    Same-sex marriages... OK, time goes by, we live with it and we will.

    But what’s about divorces? Do gays and lesbians who get married today often think about the way they can be divorced? I wonder how big the percentage of same-sex divorces will be...

    Imagine gay divorce. What do you feel? As for me, it’s laughable.
    Um... what's funny about it exactly? I see no reason to feel any different about them than I do opposite-sex divorces.

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    Re: Same-sex... divorces!

    Who cares?

    If we are going for marriage equality then the obvious consequence is a percentage that will divorce. No real reason to exclude groups on this notion as "traditional" marriage has anywhere from a 25% or better failure rate (some sources put this as high as 40%, some even more when factoring in 2nd and 3rd marriages.)

    So, again if we are going for marriage equality then that means government involvement in their marriage just as much as tradition marriage. Everything from obtaining the license to the potential for a judge to decide certain things when dealing with the messiest of divorces.
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    Re: Same-sex... divorces!

    Quote Originally Posted by Adamaris View Post

    Imagine gay divorce. What do you feel? As for me, it’s laughable.
    What do we FEEL about it? Why would we feel anything at all, besides just a general impression that it's a sad thing when people can't keep a relationship together. Whether you're straight or gay, divorce shouldn't be taken lightly, imo. Someone is at stake, and it's often the kids.
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    Re: Same-sex... divorces!

    Quote Originally Posted by Adamaris View Post
    Same-sex marriages... OK, time goes by, we live with it and we will.

    But what’s about divorces? Do gays and lesbians who get married today often think about the way they can be divorced? I wonder how big the percentage of same-sex divorces will be...

    Imagine gay divorce. What do you feel? As for me, it’s laughable.

    The same way I feel about any divorce that's not mine or someone close to me, absolutely nothing.
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    Re: Same-sex... divorces!

    Quote Originally Posted by Adamaris View Post
    Same-sex marriages... OK, time goes by, we live with it and we will.

    But what’s about divorces? Do gays and lesbians who get married today often think about the way they can be divorced? I wonder how big the percentage of same-sex divorces will be...

    Imagine gay divorce. What do you feel?
    As for me, it’s laughable.


    Men married to men and women married to women don't get along together any better than men married to women.

    Any time more than one person is involved in something there's always a chance of a disagreement.

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    Re: Same-sex... divorces!

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    I feel the same about gay divorces as I do about straight divorces, none of my business unless I am the one getting divorced.

    Obviously the heterosexuals getting married every day don't seem to be thinking about the fact that 50% of them will end up divorced.
    Hey, thems even odds. I'll take that any day.

    As far as I'm concerned, the deviants can all get divorced.
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    Re: Same-sex... divorces!

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    I feel the same about gay divorces as I do about straight divorces, none of my business unless I am the one getting divorced.

    Obviously the heterosexuals getting married every day don't seem to be thinking about the fact that 50% of them will end up divorced.
    It's actually probably less than that. Gay couples are, on average, older and more affluent, and so aren't likely to be in hasty, young marriages. Plus, financial troubles are the number one cause of divorce, which will be less of a problem for more affluent gay couples. Plus, no gay marriages because of accidental pregnancies.

    Either way, there will ultimately be no difference between a hetero or homosexual divorce.
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