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June 18, 2003

Bits and pieces

by Feòrag

Patrick Neilsen Hayden comments on religious censorship, and how it doesn't always come from where you expect. In a related matter, some religious conservatives claim that tolerance of homosexuality contributes to the rising divorce rate, so Avram Grumer took a look at US divorce statistics for the last 25 years or so.

If these figures are accurate ... the divorce rate seems to have peaked a little more than twenty years ago, and been steadily decreasing ever since. The rate in 2001 was actually lower than it was thirty years ago!

Why could this be, and what does it have to do with gay rights anyway?

Hey, maybe gay rights are actually good for heterosexual marriages. As society becomes more tolerant of homosexuality, you'll get fewer young gays marrying the opposite sex in attempts to deny their natural sexualities, and therefore fewer marriages that wind up breaking down later on under the pressure of living those lies.

Posted in Hypocrisy and Pooves and closet cases at 11:34. Last modified on October 15 2007 at 13:53.
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1: Posted by: Larry Lurex | June 19, 2003 12:59 PM

Which reminds me: didn't Dale Winton get married the other day?

Wax lyrical

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