Argument: Gay marriage devalues marriage, frequency of obtaining it

Issue Report: Gay marriage


“High Cost of Tampering with Marriage – Kids Hit Hardest.” Alliance Defense Fund on “according to David Blankenhorn’s book, The Future of Marriage, evidence suggests that when states adopt same-sex “marriage,” opposite-sex couples are more likely to decide that there is no need to get married prior to having children (cause and effect is an open question, but the correlation is definite). An increase in single parenthood and family dissolution as a secondary effect of devaluing marriage will be devastating to children and will generate significant additional costs to taxpayers.”