Minnesota gay marriage ban misses target: Straight folk ruin marriage fine by themselves

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A dying breed.
Maybe instead of blaming gays for ruining marriage, the Minnesota morals police ought to be blaming the straights.

According to Census figures, heterosexual folk in these parts are following as national trend by deciding in greater numbers than ever that the whole walking-down-the-aisle business is nothing but a huge waste of time. They'd rather shack up to raise a family, or not even have a partner around to change the diapers -- in a state where gay marriage is already against the law.

In the seven-county Twin Cities area, households with married couples are now in the minority - 48.6 percent -- for the first time in history. In the rest of the state, the married-couple figure is barely half of the population.

"You don't have to be married to be seen as an adult now," U of M social scientist Tom Doherty tells the Strib. "Before, a 30-something unmarried guy was passed over for a management position, and a 30-something unmarried woman was a spinster who was seen as living a depleted life. Now we have a lot more opportunity and cultural permission for people to live big parts of their adult life outside of marriage."

Where's the Minnesota Family Council on this? Shouldn't they be drafting a "living in sin" ban for the state constitution?


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Concerned Minnesotan.
Concerned Minnesotan.

 Oh look, bigots at the capitol trying to get into Minnesotan's bedrooms. Why don't you try doing your jobs as legislature instead of wasting tax payer's dollars on pointless legislation like this. 

vitajex
vitajex

I think the answer to this issue is to convince Republicans that, since heterosexual people aren't getting married like they used to, gay marriage is necessary to protect the profits of Hallmark, Williams Sonoma, Pier One, etc.

When they realize the potential benefit to the corporate sector, they'll be flying rainbow flags like it's Pride Day and they've got a pocketful of poppers.

Mn3Kids Unemployed
Mn3Kids Unemployed

The 30-something unmarried person is probably unemployed. Maybe Obama and klobuchar need to "Drill Baby Drill" and get jobs in our state.

Derp
Derp

Nice red herring. 

green23
green23

Yes, because MN law clearly states that employment is a requirement to get a marriage license. Actually, no, it doesn't.

Maybe instead of trying to ban gay marriage, our Republican House and Senate should be working on getting jobs to our State. I can't imagine there are a lot of potential employers passing up Minnesota because of indigent women getting abortions or because they are terrified of gay marriage being legalized. But those are the things they are concentrated on.

Roe Pressley
Roe Pressley

If you want people drilling for oil in your state, you should move to Texas.

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