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(Huffington Post)   Why do "Red States" have higher divorce rates than "Blue States"? Turns out a shotgun wedding to a teenage babymomma doesn't really set a solid foundation for a lifelong partnership   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2014-01-23 01:49:42 PM  
17 votes:
You know how siblings fight.
2014-01-23 01:17:29 PM  
9 votes:
We believe so strongly in the sanctity of traditional marriage that we want to have several of them.
2014-01-23 01:29:12 PM  
8 votes:
To say nothing of the awkwardness of still having to see them at all the family reunions.
2014-01-23 02:23:26 PM  
3 votes:
Why would you need a solid foundation under a trailer?
2014-01-23 02:00:37 PM  
3 votes:
www.huffingtonpost.com
YOU DON'T SAY!!!
2014-01-23 01:57:57 PM  
3 votes:
You know, the last shotgun wedding I was at was very disappointing. The bride was not visibly pregnant and she and the groom weren't even kin. What is this world coming to?
2014-01-23 03:44:54 PM  
2 votes:
 Why do "Red States" have higher divorce rates than "Blue States"?

By definition there are more stupid people there. Come on, give me a hard one.
2014-01-23 02:13:30 PM  
2 votes:
Because anyone who votes Republican in this day and age is either an asshole or an idiot or both and intolerable to be around for any length of time... even to other Republicans.

/here to help
//let sea of tears begin
2014-01-23 02:08:09 PM  
2 votes:
Oh yeah, well when you're burning in the hellfire of eternal damnation you'll wish you hadn't postponed marriage to get an education, settle into a career, become more responsible, and wait to raise children in a stable home.

You'll rue the day you left Arkansas for Jew York!   Oh you were too good for us.  Well, we didn't want you here anyway!
2014-01-23 02:07:33 PM  
2 votes:
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/01/21/3185251/kansas-school-sex- p oster/

oh look!
let's not educate our children about sex!
that will protect them from sex and getting pregnant
2014-01-23 02:07:30 PM  
2 votes:
Staunch family values conservatives in my State put their money where their mouth was and created covenant marriages, which make it much hard to get divorced.  Being such a bastion of conservatism and religiosityiness, couples are jumping to prove to everyone how serious they are about real American family values.  In the ten years from 2000 to 2010, a full 1.00% of all couples getting married have signed up for this.

If I were a cynical person, I would say that moaning of the destruction family values and disposable marriages is a cover for some other concern.
2014-01-23 02:06:32 PM  
2 votes:
Why should a gay man stay in a sham marriage when he hates vaginas?
2014-01-23 04:00:05 PM  
1 vote:
I am constantly amused and irritated at the same time when everyone in my southern family puts on pressure for me and the bafflerette to get married.  There has not been a single successful marriage anywhere in my extended family.  Everyone has been divorced.  About a third of them more than once.  Me and the bafflerette keep on trucking with our sinful relationship that has outlived almost all of their failed marriages.

And yet, they keep trying...
2014-01-23 03:59:56 PM  
1 vote:
This thread is so full of political derp I dont even feel guilty for posting this.

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2014-01-23 03:50:27 PM  
1 vote:

Wendy's Chili: jaybeezey: They give it a go in red states, more babies born to unwed mothers in blue.

Hmm...

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You and all your liberal "facts"!
2014-01-23 03:47:06 PM  
1 vote:

Wendy's Chili: jaybeezey: They give it a go in red states, more babies born to unwed mothers in blue.

Hmm...

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What a polite, thorough and absolute refutation of his point. Well done.
2014-01-23 03:42:15 PM  
1 vote:
Came here looking for HoustonNick saying something stupid.

Leaving disappointed.  :-(
2014-01-23 03:36:10 PM  
1 vote:

monoski: Molavian: Why do "Red States" have higher divorce rates than "Blue States"?

Because it doesn't count as divorce when your constituency never gets married in the first place?

You know how I know you did not do well in stats class? Divorce rates are taken from the married population. Not those libby libtards living in sin.


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2014-01-23 03:24:10 PM  
1 vote:

jaybeezey: They give it a go in red states, more babies born to unwed mothers in blue.


Cute assumption, but CDC data(warning: PDF) doesn't bear it out. The following states feature rates of birth to unmarried women greater than 45% of all births: DE, FL, GA, LA, MS, NM, SC.

Perhaps not all of those are red states, but none of them are liberal meccas, either. Louisiana and Mississippi are red states that share the dubious distinction of having more than half of all births go to unwed mothers.

Protip: If there is a list of states that are the worst at something, Mississippi is on it. No exceptions.
2014-01-23 03:16:15 PM  
1 vote:

SuperNinjaToad: Same with orthodox Jews etc which when it comes to the subject of divorce


Orthodoxy allows for divorce (it's not much different than civil divorce, other than the requirement that "the husband drive his wife away" meaning he has to initiate proceedings).

IIRC, the divorce stats are about on par with America at large if not slightly lower, and I suspect that's more to do with "pre-marriage" classes most rabbis require.

// R' Barry Freundel (a fairly famous rabbi in DC) won't marry couples without a (civil) pre-nup
// if you have a cite, though, I'm all ears
// well, all ears and nose (*zing!*)
2014-01-23 03:05:56 PM  
1 vote:
We told you libtards that allowing the gays to get married would destroy the sanctity of this Holy institution, but did you listen? Now look at what you've caused. A bunch of good, God-fearing Christians are giving up on their marriages, because why bother to spend your life raising a family with the person that you love if two dudes somewhere are just going to have legal buttsecks? The blame for this lands squarely on the shoulders of you so-called "progressives". You've destroyed one of mankind's most honored and cherished traditions. I hope you're proud of yourselves.
2014-01-23 02:58:13 PM  
1 vote:

give me doughnuts: gopher321: [i43.tinypic.com image 371x388]

Are yew bad mouthin our suthern tradishuns, boy?

In their case, the "South" is South Africa.


Forget it. He's rolling.
2014-01-23 02:49:57 PM  
1 vote:

Cat Food Sandwiches: Calmamity: See also; poverty brought on by voting for Republicans.

Yeah, I think we've pretty much established that voting Democrat eliminates poverty.


Detroit does not approve of your shenanigans but they cant afford a decent rebuttal
2014-01-23 02:43:53 PM  
1 vote:
I don't know about the rest of the low % states, but I believe divorce is handled somewhat differently in Jersey:

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2014-01-23 02:43:18 PM  
1 vote:

neversubmit: 34. South Carolina: 26.4


Woo hoo!  Top half at something!
2014-01-23 02:41:13 PM  
1 vote:

Cubicle Jockey: the prsence presence.


As a northener, my writing skills are clearly sub-par.
2014-01-23 02:37:56 PM  
1 vote:

doubled99: Let the socially acceptable bigotry begin...


Woot!
My contribution:
The reason the South has produced so many phenomenal writers is the same as Russia's; the prsence of so much human misery.
2014-01-23 02:32:33 PM  
1 vote:

Nabb1: You know, the last shotgun wedding I was at was very disappointing. The bride was not visibly pregnant and she and the groom weren't even kin. What is this world coming to?



You think that's bad, the last one I went to, the father was holding a .410. A .410! Maybe if rabbits were getting married, you might get by with a popgun like that, but you can hardly wing a reluctant groom with one of those, let alone show him the error of his ways.


If I get married, I will insist on a traditional 12-gauge. And double-barreled, thankyouverymuch!
2014-01-23 02:23:55 PM  
1 vote:

Arkanaut: To be fair, educated people also tend to marry when they're older, and get married at lower rates overall. Then again, maybe it's good that people take their time to make a (purportedly) lifelong commitment.


I agree.  Figuring out the world of today takes more time than the smaller, simpler world of yesteryear.  Throwing a wedding ring and some kids at a 20-year-old nowadays is a vastly greater challenge than in the 1950s.

doubled99: Let the socially acceptable bigotry begin...


Oh, yeah?  Well...

menschenfresser: This just in: Evangelical conservatives are dimwitted mouthbreathers with no self-awareness.


Oh.
2014-01-23 02:20:57 PM  
1 vote:

Fade2black: Calmamity: See also; poverty brought on by voting for Republicans.

Because a Democrat never voted for a tax and spend increase. Ever.

How about you take your head out of your ass and then we can point out real problems like overall general money woes, or the increased rate of divorce from social media. Or more and more people realizing they don't *need* marriage, or the tax benefits just aren't good enough. Not enough family structure among minorities. Etc.

It's all kinds of things. But do go on and tell me where the meanie republican forced you to sign on the dotted line.


Yeah, Calmamity. Quit thinking about public policy and all that ivory tower shiat. We got real problems like facebook and minorities!
2014-01-23 02:15:25 PM  
1 vote:

Calmamity: See also; poverty brought on by voting for Republicans.


Yeah, I think we've pretty much established that voting Democrat eliminates poverty.
2014-01-23 02:11:39 PM  
1 vote:

namatad: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/01/21/3185251/kansas-school-sex- p oster/

oh look!
let's not educate our children about sex!
that will protect them from sex and getting pregnant


That IS complete bullsh*t!!!

"Talking" is listed twice.

This is an outrage!!!
2014-01-23 02:06:54 PM  
1 vote:
Keep on defending that Sanctity of Marriage, red states!
2014-01-23 02:06:43 PM  
1 vote:

what_now: Massachusetts, the first to legalize gay marriage, has the lowest divorce rate.


All the people who got married there went back their home state and can't get divorced there.
2014-01-23 01:13:03 PM  
1 vote:
Massachusetts, the first to legalize gay marriage, has the lowest divorce rate.
 
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