It’s interesting to me that the conservatives in this country have obviously not been reading the reports of various polls and demographic studies reported in the newspaper.
While the right is very incensed about gay marriage, and passing every kind of law they can find against it, the stories I’ve been reading, mostly in the New York Times and the Washington Post, are basically reporting that the only people who really want to get married in America today are gay folk.
Blue collar white women are not marrying their guys – seeing them as poor risks for husbands, with their lack of education, high rates of addiction, and low income prospects.? They are having children, but not actually tying the knot.? And looked at from their perspective, not entering into that legally binding contract, which costs a lot of time and money to get out of, makes a lot of sense.
And women all over the place, all income levels and races and ages, are just not getting married now.? For the first time, the number of unmarried women is larger than the number of those married.? And married families with kids are only 23 percent of households.
Maybe the conservatives should wake up.? They are voting their biases, and not seeing what’s happening all around them, in their own families and neighborhoods and their own party.