Minnesota gay marriage ban misses target: Straight folk ruin marriage fine by themselves
Maybe instead of blaming gays for ruining marriage, the Minnesota morals police ought to be blaming the straights.
scris A dying breed.
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?