today's marriage, both spouses have to work in order to financially support their family. "An issue as fundamental to society as the definition of marriage should be decided by the people. "As nice as it the Annals of Dramatic Literature is to believe in love at first sight, we wanted to make sure it was the real deal Chintimini says. With a high divorce rate, instead of "death to us part" more newlyweds figure if the marriage can't last, the answer to their dilemma is a divorce.
With a high divorce rate, instead of death to us part more newlyweds figure if the marriage can t last, the answer to their dilemma is a divorce. It is true that marriages in the 1950s lasted a lot longer, but back then divorces were. New Census figures show more people are waiting longer to marry and having fewer kids. IN 1997, two prominent conservative writers, David Frum and Andrew Sullivan, debated same-sex marriage for the online magazine Slate. Frum defended what was then the consensus conservative (and consensus national) position.
Redefining marriage to include same-sex couples, he argued, would explicitly.
Opponents of gay marriage have often protested that allowing gays to marry will constitute a backdoor redefinition of marriage.
However, I believe Western societies have already substantially redefined marriage over the past 60 years.
I hope to provide some necessary context for the current.
Now and, then essaysMarriage customs in the United States have changed dramatically over the years.
As couples packed Boston's City Hall t o apply for marriage licenses, Thomas Menino, the Democratic mayor at the time, gave them a warm welcome. They note that by removing an unplanned pregnancy from the equation, the birth control pill has allowed women to be more selective about whom they will marry and when they will marry. IPods, terrorism, lots of young single people and no kids". But opposition to same-sex marriage remains firm in many parts of the country, and most states still don't allow gays and lesbians to legally wed. Frances thinks that people marry for different reasons now than they did 40 years ago. "For one, we have great methods of birth control.