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Homosexual Unions Last Only 1.5 Years, Says New Study
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Posted on 11/18/2003 7:13:03 PM PST by GrinFranklin

Just a preview of what this crowd is about.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civilunions; gay; homosexual; marriage; samesexunions

1 posted on 11/18/2003 7:13:04 PM PST by GrinFranklin
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To: GrinFranklin
Shit. I was hoping they'd stay together long enough to pay the marriage penalty come April 15....
2 posted on 11/18/2003 7:14:00 PM PST by Sans-Culotte
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To: GrinFranklin
Even in the gay community, they talk about the mythical gay couple. It is just not very common for gay relationships to last.
3 posted on 11/18/2003 7:14:48 PM PST by Always Right
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To: GrinFranklin
The hetero average isn't much longer.
It's only the child support payments that last.

So9

5 posted on 11/18/2003 7:16:27 PM PST by Servant of the 9 (I am not reptilian, I just have a low basal metabloism.)
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To: GrinFranklin
Then it stands to reason LAWYERS want to push Homosexual marragies so they can collect on divorce court.


JOB Security.
6 posted on 11/18/2003 7:18:54 PM PST by chicagolady
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To: GrinFranklin
Good for the lawyers!
7 posted on 11/18/2003 7:19:28 PM PST by Scenic Sounds (Hoy, no tengo ningún mensaje a compartir.)
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To: Servant of the 9
The hetero average isn't much longer.

7.2 years, if you care to know.

8 posted on 11/18/2003 7:27:52 PM PST by Always Right
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To: GrinFranklin
Further quote from the article: "It also found that men in homosexual relationships have an average of eight partners a year outside their main partnership, adding more evidence to the "stereotype" that homosexuals tend to be promiscuous."

Dang, I don't think my wife would tolerate that many (or even one) girlfriends/year.

9 posted on 11/18/2003 7:35:40 PM PST by JoeFromCA
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To: GrinFranklin

I don't know any Male to Male "marriages", but I do know quite a few female to female ones.

The Females that "do the ceremony" even though it's not recognized by the state, tend to stay together for 5+ years. I do know one circumstance where two females "married" and the one ignored it within 6 months. I know quite a few lesbians and of all of them, I'd say it's no better or worse than Male female marriages.

I'm against gay marriage however. Marriage is between a Man and a Women. I don't give a rats about what two people do at home, but don't expect me recognize unnatural acts as something to be cherised.

10 posted on 11/18/2003 7:37:02 PM PST by Malsua
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To: JoeFromCA
No kiddin'...
I might not LIVE through the first one, much less 7 or 8. My wife is selfish and doesn't like to share. ;^)
11 posted on 11/18/2003 7:41:44 PM PST by cavtrooper21 (Liberal lawyer hunting is like varmit hunting, only easier. Theres more of 'em...)
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To: GrinFranklin
"Homosexual Unions Last Only 1.5 Years, Says New Study"

My wife and I've been married 22 years and 14 minutes is average for us.

6 minutes if I've been drinking.

12 posted on 11/18/2003 7:43:51 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
You time it?
13 posted on 11/18/2003 7:54:35 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GrinFranklin
Who wins? The lawyers. Again.
14 posted on 11/18/2003 7:55:17 PM PST by zarf (..where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment?)
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To: GrinFranklin
The last figures for hetero marriage I heard was twenty years ago, when the average marriage lasted 6 years. I doubt it is much better today. Perhaps man/wife marriages should be disallowed because of high turnover, too.
15 posted on 11/18/2003 7:56:35 PM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Shit. I was hoping they'd stay together long enough to pay the marriage penalty come April 15....

I opened this thread and what happens first, Gin and Tonic spewed on my nice new shiny black keyboard...I think, nope, I'm certain; it's dripping down my monitor as well..

16 posted on 11/18/2003 8:07:22 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: GrinFranklin
duh bump.
17 posted on 11/18/2003 8:11:40 PM PST by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces †)
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To: GrinFranklin
In other words, homosexual marriages last about three times longer than Hollywood marriages.
18 posted on 11/18/2003 8:18:57 PM PST by DonQ
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To: chicagolady
don't think so. Divorce pays for lawyers if it is long and children are involved.

In fact many state bars activly encourage no asset short term marriages do-it-yourself. With standardised forms and affidavit requirements, it does not pay for any lawyer to do such a small case.

If anything, these 1.5 year marriages will clog dockets so that real divorce cases with real issues will eat up time on the docket.

19 posted on 11/18/2003 8:30:49 PM PST by longtermmemmory
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To: billorites
billorites,Is it 6 minutes:)
20 posted on 11/18/2003 8:37:25 PM PST by fatima (Trust our troops to stand behind you.Trust the pro-lifers to be there.)
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To: GrinFranklin
INTREP - SODOMITE ALERT
21 posted on 11/18/2003 8:40:23 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: GrinFranklin
I've never quite understood what is being compared in these studies, particularly when people start talking about longevity of gay relationships to heterosexual marriages - since there are no gay marriages, it seems like an invalid comparison. The straight marriages are really only a subset of straight relationships, and given that they're people that have specifically chosen to stay together, they are almost guaranteed to be the longest relationships.

If you really want to compare gay vs. straight relationship lengths, you need to include all straight relationships (wives, girlfriends, etc.). Even in my own experience - and I'm far from being a player - I'd bet that the average length of all my relationships is not more than 1.5 years, if that.
22 posted on 11/18/2003 8:46:46 PM PST by A. Goodwin
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To: A. Goodwin
Bragging or complaining?
23 posted on 11/18/2003 9:02:49 PM PST by Old Professer
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To: Old Professer
Bragging or complaining?

Neither - happily married. Although I'm dragging down the average; it's only been four months now.

My point was simply that it seems that so many of these 'comparisons' are rather spurious, and we need to be cautious in interpreting them...

24 posted on 11/18/2003 9:09:01 PM PST by A. Goodwin
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To: Cicero
"You time it?"

Mrs. does.

25 posted on 11/19/2003 2:57:39 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: GrinFranklin
What's the hetero average?
26 posted on 11/19/2003 1:27:27 PM PST by Britton J Wingfield (TANSTAAFL)
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