Shit. I was hoping they'd stay together long enough to pay the marriage penalty come April 15....
Even in the gay community, they talk about the mythical gay couple. It is just not very common for gay relationships to last.
The hetero average isn't much longer.
It's only the child support payments that last.
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.)
Then it stands to reason LAWYERS want to push Homosexual marragies so they can collect on divorce court.
Good for the lawyers!
posted on 11/18/2003 7:19:28 PM PST
by Scenic Sounds
(Hoy, no tengo ningún mensaje a compartir.)
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.
posted on 11/18/2003 7:35:40 PM PST
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.
posted on 11/18/2003 7:37:02 PM PST
"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.
posted on 11/18/2003 7:43:51 PM PST
(freepo ergo sum)
Who wins? The lawyers. Again.
posted on 11/18/2003 7:55:17 PM PST
(..where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment?)
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.
posted on 11/18/2003 7:56:35 PM PST
posted on 11/18/2003 8:11:40 PM PST
(In hoc signo, vinces †)
In other words, homosexual marriages last about three times longer than Hollywood marriages.
posted on 11/18/2003 8:18:57 PM PST
INTREP - SODOMITE ALERT
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.
What's the hetero average?
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