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Lesbians More Likely To Marry Than Gay Men – New York Marriage News

Lesbians More Likely To Marry Than Gay Men – New York Marriage News

In light of New York issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today, some media outlets are spotlighting the rather unsurprising statistic that lesbians seem to be taking advantage of the right to marriage more frequently than gay males.

In light of New York issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today, some media outlets are spotlighting the rather unsurprising statistic that lesbians seem to be taking advantage of the right to marriage more frequently than gay men.

The New York Post writes:

...In the states that have sanctioned same-sex nuptials to date, lesbians have been marrying in much greater numbers than gay men.

In Connecticut, for example, 3,252 lesbian couples have wed since 2008, when same-sex marriage was legalized, compared with just 2,053 gay guys.

"This is the way men and women have been socialized from the time we're born," said Stephanie Coontz, who teaches family studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. "'Go out, don't commit too early'... It's the message all men receive."

Some bloggers and social commentators are noting that LGBT’s who opt not to marry or raise children are now facing scrutiny similar to the dynamic of straight single, non-parents.

So…. Women are (statistically) more prone to commit. This is not exactly an earth-shattering revelation for anyone, is it?

Via: Towleroad


 

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