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Friday, March 13, 2015

Marriage is so sacred in Arkansas people do it over and over again

Posted By on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 9:25 AM

SLATE/JACOB WEISSMAN
  • Slate/Jacob Weissman

This is familiar news, but it bears repeating amid legislative moaning about how the gays are trying to ruin the "institution" of marriage. Straight people did a number on marriage in Arkansas long ago.

Slate reports:

Arkansas: It's for the kinds of lovers who sometimes need a mulligan on their relationships.

This week, U.S. Census Bureau researchers reported that, of Americans who have ever wedded, nearly a quarter had been married at least two separate times in their lives. But, as always, there were some stark differences state to state. In the Northeast, for instance, second and third marriages are relatively uncommon. In the South and West, on the other hand, people walk down the aisle both early and often. Nowhere is this more the case than in the Razorback State, where around 35 percent of ever-married adults have said "I do" more than once.

Arkansas also led the nation in third marriages. Of the state's ever-married population, one in 10 had given matrimony at least three different shots

Slate rubs it in by comparing us with liberal New Jersey, where the legislature approved same-sex marriage.

I bet gay couples can get a cake in New Jersey, too.

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