Confirming what most of us have suspected for a long time, a new study from the Portland State University debunks the claim that letting gays and lesbians marry will tank straight marriage. The Raw Story reports:
The researchers examined the thirteen states and the District of Columbia where same-sex marriage or same-sex civil union laws were implemented before 2009. By statistically analyzing the marriage rates from 1988 to 2009, they found the legalization of same-sex marriages or civil unions had no effect on the rates of opposite-sex marriages.”We conclude that there is no relationship between implementation of same sex marriage or strong or weak same sex union laws and rates of opposite sex marriage,” Dinno and Whitney wrote.
One more argument against gay marriage down the drain – and yet, don’t expect opponents to stop using it any time soon. They’ve repeatedly shown themselves to be immune to facts.