The New York Times looks to Massachusetts to for a forecast of what California can expect.
There are devoted couples who have decided marriage is not for them, couples whose lawyers or accountants advised them against marrying, and couples in which one partner wants to marry but the other does not.
In short: gay marriage is no different than straight marriage. But there are some lessons to be learned from the Puritan State, which legalized gay marriage 4 years ago.
For one, after an initial rush, the number of gay marriages has dropped signifigantly. Likewise, there have been a high number of divorces by gay married couples.
…some people rushed to get married without thinking it through just because they could. It was an incredibly heady historical moment, and some people probably made the decision hastily.
And while nearly half of straight people marrying are under 30, more same-sex married couples of both sexes are older — nearly a third are in their 40s.
Could this be because longtime “partners” had been waiting so long to get legally married?
Lawyers say same-sex couples are more likely to draw up prenuptial agreements than straight couples are.
I find this detail somewhat disturbing – but so is the 50% divorce rate among straight marriages.
Not so surprising details:
Nearly two-thirds of the weddings have been lesbian marriages.
Let me reword this: women are more interested in marriage then men.
And men, gay or straight, are still men. According to one married homosexual, “most married gay couples he knows are ‘for the most part monogamous, but for maybe a casual three-way.'”