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Two years after Obergefell ruling, polls show demand for gay ‘marriage’ a myth

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ANALYSIS

June 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s invention of ‘same-sex marriage.’ Imposed on the country via the narrowest of margins — a single vote — the ruling eviscerated the definition of marriage as if complementarity and conjugality were archaic human inventions.

On that day, five men and women robed in black impeached the combined knowledge and experience of every major religion and tradition in the history of the world.

Writing the majority opinion for the court in Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy averred that the hope of gays “is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions.” Judging from the results, Kennedy was wrong. Gays either increasingly prefer loneliness, or more likely, they themselves simply reject the bizarre notion of gay “marriage.”

The analysis you won’t read anywhere else

A recent Gallup Poll reveals that facts contradict the popular media narrative about the unbridled joy gay “marriage” has brought to America.  

The massive pent-up demand for gay “marriage” never actually existed, and it seems that its establishment across the land has caused gay "marriage" not to flourish but to slow to a plodding, glacial pace.  

At the same time, it has caused a sharp spike in the number of gays and lesbians living lives of lonely singlehood, the very thing Justice Kennedy said his ruling would remedy.

Look at the first line: About 8 percent of LGBT Americans were already “married” when the Obergfell decision came down, having “wed” in liberal coastal cities. During the first year after the ruling, there was a modest increase to 9.6 percent. However, in the second year, there was a big deceleration in the rate of increase. Only an additional 0.6 percent were “married” — about one-third of the number “married” during the previous year.

This is stunning in view of Justice Kennedy’s assertion that gays had been denied marriage. The numbers don’t lie: demand for gay “marriage” is anemic. There has been no mad dash to the altar of gay couples attired in matching tuxedos, or lesbians dressed matching wedding dresses or flannel shirts and dungarees.

Look at the second line: While the number of gay “marriages” increased 2.3 percent over the course of two years, the number of gays “living with same-sex partner” has been sliced in half, decreasing from 12.8 percent to 6.6 percent, a total drop of 6.2 percent.

The analysis provided by Gallup suggests that much of the decline in partnerships is attributable to those couples getting “married,” and some certainly are. But during the last year, the number of “marriages” increased only 0.6 percent while the number of partnerships decreased by 3.5 percent — roughly six times the number of “marriages.”

Clearly something else is going on.

Look at the third line: The number of gays identifying as single/never married didn’t decrease post-Obergefell; on the contrary, it has been increasing at a fast pace. The number went up by 2.5 percent during the first year, from 47.4 percent to 49.9 percent.  Then over the past year it went up a whopping 6.8 percent to 55.7 percent.

As it turns out, post-Obergefell has seen a far greater increase in lives lived singly than lives lived as gay “spouses.” And if the numbers of cohabiting gays and gay “spouses” are combined, the total has slipped dramatically from 20.7 percent pre-Obergefell to 16.8 percent today.

LGBTs, by their actions, are proving what Christians and others knew all along: Justice Kennedy and his four cohorts were dead wrong.

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Gays still prefer marriage to a member of the opposite sex

The Gallup Poll also reports numbers that the national media and progressive activists and their LGBT collaborators somehow always overlook.

The combined total of LGBT persons living with an opposite sex partner or spouse is 17.3 percent — exceeding the 16.8 percent combined total of same-sex cohabiting partnerships or ‘marriages.’

And while only 10.8 percent of gays are in gay “marriages,” 13.1 percent of LGBTs are married to a member of the opposite sex.

Two years after the Obergefell ruling, the immutable definition of marriage remains more popular with LGBTs than does the invention of gay “marriage.”

This is nothing new. It’s just that the media only reluctantly reveal inconvenient truths — facts that shatter their preferred narrative.

The same-sex marriage mandate has always been a myth

In Massachusetts, more than a decade ago, about 6,200 gay and lesbian couples were married during the first year that same-sex couples were permitted to marry. That number dwindled to just 1,900 “marriages” the following year.

Heading into Sunday, July 24, 2011, the first day that same-sex couples could legally wed in New York City, officials devised a lottery system to handle the projected 2,500 couples they thought would want to marry on that auspicious day. However, by the time the 48-hour lottery had closed on the preceding Thursday, only 823 couples had signed up, slightly less than one-third of the anticipated demand. And of course that number was further diluted because it reflects the availability of same-sex “marriage” not only to New Yorkers but to anyone from another state.

Even in the LGBT mecca of the Big Apple, the big gay stampede to City Hall for marriage licenses simply didn’t happen. The opposite was true: The vast majority of gays stayed away — and they continue to stay away.   

As the number of gay couples decreases, and the number of singles increases, it’s as if the Obergefell ruling has had a chilling effect on the LGBT world, causing gays to snap out of the fantasy of the possibility of gay “marriage.”

Though there has been an uptick in the number of gay “marriages” since Obergefell, a big mandate to institute same-sex “marriage” has never actually existed, even among gays and lesbians. Not supposition, empirical fact.

The inescapable conclusion

As the dust settles on the Supreme Court’s June 26, 2015, Obergefell decision, the Gallup numbers lead to a single, inescapable conclusion: Natural law is being proved truer and wiser than the Kennedy majority’s sophistry. And it’s the LGBT world, via its choices and actions, that is vividly displaying this truth to the world.

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Doug Mainwaring

Doug Mainwaring is a journalist for LifeSiteNews, an author, and a marriage, family and children's rights activist.  He has testified before the United States Congress and state legislative bodies, originated and co-authored amicus briefs for the United States Supreme Court, and has been a guest on numerous TV and radio programs.  Doug and his family live in the Washington, DC suburbs.