It’s not the gays who are ruining “traditional marriage,*” but those who cannot be bothered with devoting the time to marriage, who do not like commitment… and simply do not understand what marriage entails.
But paradigms are changing. Recent research reveals more and more people are choosing to stay single – permanently. The Daily Beast recently reported that 44% of millennials say that marriage is becoming “obsolete.” In his oft-quoted book Going Solo, Eric Klinenberg notes that remaining single has become “a mark of distinction, not a social failure.”
This new “singling” of America is also a measure of the shifting economics of modern life: “Marriage is for people who have money and want to spend money just on the wedding itself,” Gail Wyatt, the director of the University of California Los Angeles’s sexual health program recently told Bloomberg. Diminished societal pressures, meanwhile, often mean that having babies doesn’t require a husband (or a wife, for that matter). (here)
How about we stop singling out one group of people to blame what we see as a problem on?
Also, I’m just saying that we have a lot of fingers pointing, don’t we…
Shucks, I could say a lot… but I won’t.
- All aboard the marriage bandwagon-“Gays Who Don’t Want Gay Marriage” By Natalie Neusch (genderexhibitionists.wordpress.com)
- Gay marriage: How MPs voted (nzherald.co.nz)
- Starbucks CEO: If You Support Traditional Marriage, We Don’t Want Your Business (visiontoamerica.com)
- ‘I’m Gay and Saving Sex ‘Till Marriage; Here’s Why’ (howaboutwe.com)