Saturday, January 06, 2007

Isn't It Obvious

Some time ago NTodd put up the numbers regarding civil unions in Vermont on his blog Dohiyi Mir. The ratio of divorces to marriages there for heterosexual couples have been rattling along at over 40%, while the number of civil union dissolutions during the five years these have been available is quite scant.

For example, in the year 2003 there were 5,988 heterosexual marriages and 2,495 divorces, while there were 1,397 civil unions and a mere 14 dissolutions of these.

NTodd sardonically notes this as evidence that gay civil unions have "destroyed the institution of marriage in Vermont."

Hey, the numbers don't lie!

I have probably mentioned before, here and elsewhere, that we have been through his Intersection several times. We'd take a ferry over to the Vermont side and explore the country roads. Sometimes we took in a few events at the jazz festival in Burlington or went to something at the Flynn.

It's an interesting little corner of the world.

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