Is Marriage Declining Despite Same-Sex Unions or Because of Them?

By David E Smith An article in the Washington Examiner on September 18 carried the headline:

“Census: Marriage rate at 93-year low, even including same-sex couples.“

The article states:

“The Census Bureau reported Thursday that the nation’s marriage rate is the lowest since 1920, and the first-time inclusion of same sex married couples did little to reverse the decline.”

The Examiner was citing a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey. Pew described the story this way:

“The Census Bureau released new data today that for the first time counted same-sex spouses along with all other married couples in its largest household survey, which, despite …read more

Source: Illinois Family

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