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‘Marriage Equality’ Spells ‘Marriage Extinction’

Mike2048 Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 4:12 PM
And no-fault divorce prevented parents from teaching children that marriage is a lifelong commitment? Funny, because some of the most conservative states have the highest per-capita-adjusted divorce rates. When comparing true apples to apples, divorce best correlates with lower education and lower financial status.
Mark in CA Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 5:00 PM
Finally Mike, your ad hominem attack, impugning the education and financial status of conservatives who live in conservative states is a cheap shot for which you have provided not a scrap of supporting data. Notwithstanding, since I live in a liberal state, your cheap shot wouldn't apply to me.
Mark in CA Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 4:56 PM
Mike, your premise is that homosexual marriage should be acceptable because it would be no more damaging to parental authority and hence the institution of marriage than no fault divorce has been. But since I have demonstrated that no fault divorce has in fact been VERY destructive to the institution of marriage, you had best find a premise that supports your argument, don't you think?
Mark in CA Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 4:50 PM
Look at the divorce rate that has exploded since "no fault divorce" was first approved of by our society and you might apprehend the significance of the many millions of parents who lost the authority to teach kids that marriage is a lifelong commitment. And because these kids were not taught that marriage is a lifelong commitment, they have been handicapped in their abilities to pass this value on to their kids.
Mark in CA Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 4:48 PM
Mike, you and others like you are tiresome. But for the sake of someone reading your post who might be persuaded by your bullsh*t, I will reply.

First off, your post implies that I support no-fault divorce. I don't. (In actuality, I have never seen or heard of a true no fault divorce.) But the obvious answer to what you probably consider a rhetorical question, is: Yes, no-fault divorce prevents the parents who get divorced from teaching their children that marriage is a lifelong commitment.
eddie again Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 4:31 PM
and, lest you think i am signaling you out, no one else has enough information to speak to the subject of marriage and its effects on children until such studies are done.
eddie again Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 4:30 PM
do a study on the differences between people raised by parents who remained married until one of them died and people who were not raised by parents who remained married until one of them died. then get back to me. until then you do not have the information needed to open your yap hole about this subject.

This week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two of the most critical cases of our time. On Tuesday, March 26, attorneys will make the pitch both for and against California’s Proposition 8. This, of course, is the Golden State’s pro-marriage amendment. It maintained the timeless definition of natural marriage as between man and wife.

Then, on Wednesday, March 27, the high court will consider the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), passed in 1996 with overwhelming bipartisan support and signed into law by then President Bill Clinton. It, likewise, secured the definition of legitimate marriage...