"In 1960, two-thirds (68%) of all twenty-somethings were married. In 2008, just 26% were." "To get a sense of how different attitudes were in the 1960s, perhaps this will do it. (M)arried women were asked, ‘In your opinion, do you think it is all right for a woman to have sexual relations before marriage...
I disagree totally. From all the reading/research I've done for the past year, most homosexuals don't want to get married. Most of them are not all that dedicated to maintaining long term relationships (that would be equivalent to marriage as we know it). I think that they biggest gripes are of the inequality of civil rights/financial benefits/some social discrimination...etc. A large number of them are satisfied with having as much sex as they want with no big holdover on anything else.
It's no secret that marriage has been in decline in America, but most people don't realize how quickly it has been crumbling. The numbers are staggering and the sea change in attitude that has gone along with them would shock previous generations of Americans.
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