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Yeah as I mentioned just now worth talking with faith and and kimberlite.
There's been just -- -- storm a barrage of media coverage on the issue of same sex marriage ever since the president.
Said basically the very same thing that Dick Cheney and said three years ago.
And people -- it seems a lot of perspective and proportion both parties.
It's it's wrestling but one of the common arguments against same sex marriage is it threatens the institution of traditional marriage man and a warm.
So we wouldn't take a look at how marriage in this country is really doing and what the threats are and the answer is that for decades now.
Not so well.
According to the Pew Research Center just 51%.
Over the age.
-- -- -- -- -- that.
-- little different 72%.
Over the age of eighteen.
-- -- Part of that decline is because in fact men and women now are getting married much later and later.
The median age for marriage last year was 29 for men.
27 for women so what's average of that out at 28%.
Is the 28.
As the average.
And then go back it's by the way the highest ever recorded.
It's also six years holder for both men and women today than back and -- 1860.
When the average age.
-- 22 year.
Marriage is no longer by the way considered a pre requisite by many.
Millennial certainly for parenthood according to the Centers for Disease Control 41% of children today are being born to single.
Of all children.
Born to single.
Mothers in this country now my question is it is.
Why is it that -- this president.
In their campaign.
Why is -- that they're not talking about the single mothers in the 1960s by the way.
Of now we're talking about -- -- gay marriage single sex -- And we've got these kinds of problems in traditional.
Marriage in this country.
The train contributes to the fact -- you're children are living and I also with two married parents in the 1960s.
By the way that was 87%.
Lived and a household with a mother and father 87.
-- with two.
That's really remarkable and as for the cause of divorce it's not it's on gay couples it's not same sex marriage.
In fact -- study suggests that money sexual problems infidelity a lack of communication.
Are contributing factors.
Meanwhile a report from the Williams Institute finds that an estimated nine million Americans.
Are just about -- percent of the population.
Our trans gender.
And their -- -- percent.
And the number one constant study after study is -- again.
Not 4% of the population.
That are driving the institution of marriage.
To this sorry state that which we find it today in America same sex -- by the way you're worried about that and some people are.
Are still relatively rare -- 600000.
Gay couple households in 2010 the most recent number we have that amounts to one half.
In the country.
And you know what we noticed was one half of 1%.
And just walked in media coverage.
It seemed to us.
Like a 100% of the covered.
Was all about these very small percentages.
Haven't heard a single story about the fact the 41%.
Of our mothers or single in this country.
That we are seeing that many children born out of -- that we're seeing that many marriages fail what we're seeing this few marriages can.
Exist in this country.
Those are the issues these two candidates in my humble opinion need to start talk.
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