Ronald Bailey Reports that U.S. Same-Sex Marriages Are as Stable as Different-Sex Marriages


Gay Male Married Couple

Some gay men and lesbians want to get married as a public confirmation of their commitment to one another. There are also the legal advantages afforded married couples, such as inheritance tax benefits and hospital visitation rights. Now the Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld has identified another big advantage: relationship stability. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey parses the data from the How Couples Meet and Stay Together survey to find that marriage is the glue that keeps couples, both straight and gay, stuck equally together.