Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Same-Sex Unions and Illegitimacy

When illegitimacy rises, not only do children suffer, but the rest of us are forced to pay high social costs because of the resulting increases in crime, poverty, taxes, and social spending.  (Recall…that children from broken homes, particularly fatherless homes, are responsible for a majority of violent crimes and youth problems.)

Are these just the hysterical warnings of an alarmist?  No.  We can look at results in other countries for confirmation.  For example, in Norway, a country that has had de-facto same-sex marriage since the early nineties, illegitimacy is exploding.  In Nordland, the most liberal county of Norway, were they fly gay “rainbow” flags over their churches, illegitimacy has soared—more than 80 percent of women giving birth for the first time do so out of wedlock, and nearly 70 percent of all children are born our of wedlock.  Across the entire country of Norway, illegitimacy rose from 39 percent to 50 percent in the first decade of same-sex marriage. … 

But it’s not just Norway.  [David] Blankenhorn reports this same trend in other countries.  International surveys show a mutually re-enforcing relationship between same-sex marriage and illegitimacy.  Natural marriage is weakest and illegitimacy strongest wherever same-sex marriage is legal.

Frank Turek, “Correct, NOT Politically Correct,” pg. 48, 49

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