...... applies to gays and lesbians. One cannot find simple answers to such complex situations as marriage, divorce, partnerships, civil unions, common law marriages, 'playing house' and other complicated issues that may or may not also be governed by matters of Gaith.
For example, in a Google search of divorce rates in the USA among believers and non-believers , interesting statistics were consistent.
From a web blog:
ASurvey- why faith isn't a bigger factor in marriage:
IMO, the answer to your question would be the same as for the straight parents.
Which gay and lesbian couples are more likely to legalize their relationship and hold a commitment ceremony? Those with children and strong religious beliefs, says a new University of Illinois study.
"Opponents of relationship recognition for same-sex couples often say that we have to protect children, or that same-sex relationships are against God. But this study suggests that lesbians and gay men who seek relationship recognition may be acting to protect their children and enact their own religious beliefs," said Ramona Faith Oswald, a U of I associate professor of family studies...
In the study, 190 persons who were cohabiting with a same-sex partner were surveyed to gather a broad range of information about lesbian and gay persons living in downstate Illinois. Within this group, a subsample of those who had legalized their same-sex relationship by making a will or granting power of attorney to their partner was identified...
"This study is an important contribution because it separates the legal and ritualistic aspects of solidifying a relationship. Not all same-sex couples want legal protection or ritual recognition. However, those who do appear to take these steps for the same reasons straight people often do?parenthood and religious commitment," she said.
I wonder whose God is right?