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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050913/...fe_marriage_dc

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stable marriage can increase the financial prosperity of couples and improves the lives of American children, including those being raised by same-sex couples, according to a report released on Tuesday.

    The report by the Brookings Institution and Princeton University showed that while the poor see lack of money as a barrier to marriage, even when they have children out of wedlock, healthy marriage actually ensures them healthier finances in the long run.

    "The decline in two-parent families since 1960 has been closely linked with a rise in child poverty, primarily because poverty rates are far higher in single-mother families than in two-parent families," according to the report.

    The proportion of single-parent families doubled to 26 percent in 2003 from 12 percent in 1970, according to the report, "The Future of Children," a series of articles on marriage and children.

    Children already being raised by same-sex couples can also benefit when those couples marry, the study suggested.

    "First, marriage may increase children's material well-being through such benefits as family leave from work and spousal health insurance eligibility," the report said. "Second, same-sex marriage may benefit children by increasing the durability and stability of their parents' relationship."

    The report comes as the Bush administration proposes some $1.5 billion in spending over the next five years on marriage programs and as the debate over same-sex marriage hits a fever pitch.

    The study stressed the need for educational initiatives that could help with relationships and parenting, saying this can help reduce divorce, domestic violence and single-parent child-rearing.

    At a forum on the report, panelists urged the Bush administration and Congress to direct more funding toward job growth for the poor and minorities.

    "Men without jobs do not form families," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, the Washington, D.C., delegate to the House of Representatives. [/b][/quote]
    Damn these electric sex pants!

    26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

    Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

  • #2
    but what of animals?

    isn't that the next step after gay marriage - animal marriage?

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    • #3
      Most animals are too young to get married.
      Damn these electric sex pants!

      26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

      Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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      • #4
        QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Sep 14 2005, 10:32 AM) Quoted post

        http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050913/...fe_marriage_dc

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        WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stable marriage can increase the financial prosperity of couples [/b][/quote]
        [/b][/quote]
        Duh! Two incomes are better than one... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif[/img]

        Dat's right!

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        • #5
          i think scientists and musicians do their best work before they get married and have kids.

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          • #6
            Two parents are better than one. Two incomes are better than one. Its no fun being a single parent.

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            • #7
              In other news water is still wet and there's an excellent chance that Bush will say or do something stupid during his remaining presidency.
              "Whaddya mean I hurt your feelings?"
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              had any feelings"

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              • #8
                Marriage is unnatural.
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                • #9
                  Does it say anything about marriage leading to an increase in masturbation?
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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Sep 14 2005, 04:22 PM) Quoted post

                    Does it say anything about marriage leading to an increase in masturbation?
                    [/b][/quote]

                    No I believe that's pretty much accepted now.
                    "Whaddya mean I hurt your feelings?"
                    "I didn't know you
                    had any feelings"

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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(BlueBrained @ Sep 14 2005, 04:16 PM) Quoted post

                      Marriage is unnatural.
                      [/b][/quote]

                      How so?

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Sep 14 2005, 03:22 PM) Quoted post

                        Does it say anything about marriage leading to an increase in masturbation?
                        [/b][/quote]

                        No but it does lead to thinking about masturbating more.
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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(Dr.Gonzo @ Sep 14 2005, 04:24 PM) Quoted post

                          QUOTE(BlueBrained @ Sep 14 2005, 04:16 PM) Quoted post

                          Marriage is unnatural.
                          [/b][/quote]

                          How so?
                          [/b][/quote]

                          It is evolutionarily unproductive to reproduce only with one person. It makes no sense biologically.
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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Sep 14 2005, 04:22 PM) Quoted post

                            Does it say anything about marriage leading to an increase in masturbation?
                            [/b][/quote]


                            [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/roll2.gif[/img]

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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(BlueBrained @ Sep 14 2005, 04:28 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(Dr.Gonzo @ Sep 14 2005, 04:24 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(BlueBrained @ Sep 14 2005, 04:16 PM) Quoted post

                              Marriage is unnatural.
                              [/b][/quote]

                              How so?
                              [/b][/quote]

                              It is evolutionarily unproductive to reproduce only with one person. It makes no sense biologically.
                              [/b][/quote]

                              I like the way you think.

                              Sorry honey, I have to fuck all these hot twenty year old chicks. We must save humanity!

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