Generally it’s the responsibility of The Gays to make something cool enough that straight America wants in so bad they oversaturate the market and ruin everything. Like they did with moisturizer and skinny jeans. So leave it to the straights to take something for granted for so long and then ruin it: marriage.
While you’re busy fighting for the right to wed, breeders are — in droves — ditching the institution they’re allegedly working so hard to protect. A new Pew Research Center study about the definition of family reveals,
About 29 percent of children under 18 now live with a parent or parents who are unwed or no longer married, a fivefold increase from 1960, according to the Pew report being released Thursday. Broken down further, about 15 percent have parents who are divorced or separated and 14 percent who were never married. Within those two groups, a sizable chunk – 6 percent – have parents who are live-in couples who opted to raise kids together without getting married.
Indeed, about 39 percent of Americans said marriage was becoming obsolete. And that sentiment follows U.S. census data released in September that showed marriages hit an all-time low of 52 percent for adults 18 and over. In 1978, just 28 percent believed marriage was becoming obsolete.
When asked what constitutes a family, the vast majority of Americans agree that a married couple, with or without children, fits that description. But four of five surveyed pointed also to an unmarried, opposite-sex couple with children or a single parent. Three of 5 people said a same-sex couple with children was a family.
Haha. More people consider straights who had children out of wedlock, or who violated the sanctity of marriage by getting a divorce, as more valid than gays with kids. This news would actually upset me were it not for the reality that straights are just as bad as gays at maintaining “traditional families.”