Canadian Census Shows Same-sex Marriage on the Rise

There are 20 comments on the Sep 22, 2012, www.xtra.ca story titled Canadian Census Shows Same-sex Marriage on the Rise. In it, www.xtra.ca reports that:

New Statistics Canada census data released Sept 19 show that between the 2006 census and 2011, while the number of traditional families declined, the number of married same-sex couples nearly tripled.

Same-sex married couples make up just 0.8 percent of all married couples in Canada, but this is up 42 percent since 2006.

Same-sex marriage was legalized in 2005, just before the 2006 census -- 13,550 same-sex couples got married between 2006 and 2011.

Common-law same-sex couples also increased 15 percent between 2006 and 2011, slightly more than the average overall increase of 13.8 percent for common-law couples.

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Since: Jan 12

New Port Richey, FL

#21 Sep 23, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Oh no, gay couples who've been together for 20+ years is WAY worse.....
I finally realized the REAL reason they don't want same-sex couples to get married- they're afraid we'll make them look bad.
we don't have to make them look bad,they do that perfectly well on there own.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#22 Sep 23, 2012
Lacez wrote:
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But according to the anti-gay, gay people are the biggest threat to marriage. Are you saying they're LYING?*Gasp*
yes I am. The only threat to any marriage is D-I-V-O-R-C-E!

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#23 Sep 23, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Btw, the SCOTUS decides TOMORROW which marriage equality cases they'll accept this term.
Oooooh, so exciting!
I asked, in another thread, if you could PM me the results of that, but I'm asking again here just to make sure it gets to you.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#24 Sep 23, 2012
Lacez wrote:
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I asked, in another thread, if you could PM me the results of that, but I'm asking again here just to make sure it gets to you.
We won't actually know which cases they take until Tues. And just because a case doesn't show up on the list of cases accepted Tues doesn't necessarily mean it was rejected. For some reason the rejections will be listed the following Monday (Oct 1st), but there is a 3rd option- the court could simply decide not to make a decision at this time and just hold the case over.

I've been trying to get clarification on just how long the SOCTUS can hold a case in limbo- weeks, months, years?? Being they're the SCOTUS, they can do pretty much whatever they want; it's not like we can sue them.

The Prop 8 case should be a simple accept or deny cert vote. But the DOMA cases are more complicated because there are essentially 4 identical cases but only 2 have been ruled on by their respective appeals court. It wouldn't suprise me if the SCOTUS simply holds the 2 cases from the 1st circuit appeals court, while sending the other 2 cases back down to the 2nd circuit for a decision there first. That keeps them from dealing with DOMA until after the election.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#25 Sep 23, 2012
Lacez wrote:
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I know what you mean...I've seen people rush into marriage at 18, 19 and 20. These people were together for a few months before marrying. A year later they get divorced and wonder why.
I've been with my boyfriend for 3 and a half years now. I think he's the one. We're waiting a few years to get married for reasons such as money, stable jobs, moving out and so on...but one of those reasons is also to make sure that we are ready to commit to being together forever. I have no doubt that I will be with him forever, but logic details not rushing into things and making 110% sure before heading into these types of decisions. I want to have been with him for at least 6 years and have lived together for at least 1 year before we make the big decision.
I think that more people should think like this, instead of letting their emotions take over.
Do you guys know how to have a fair fight, know how (and when) to let the other "win", how to compromise (and when), how to forgive, how to allow (and ask for) space, how to admit wrong and make up, how to change the other's channels, and how to raise the other's spirits?

Want some practice?

Take a long road trip on a shoestring budget together.

(evil snicker)

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#26 Sep 23, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Do you guys know how to have a fair fight, know how (and when) to let the other "win", how to compromise (and when), how to forgive, how to allow (and ask for) space, how to admit wrong and make up, how to change the other's channels, and how to raise the other's spirits?
Want some practice?
Take a long road trip on a shoestring budget together.
(evil snicker)
Yes on everything but the "know when to let the other win." We are both extremely stubborn.
On the last road trip (7 hours to drive to Burlington, Ontario) we discovered that my boyfriend is extremely bad at following directions on maps (on his iPhone, I may add) and that I am not the greatest at relaying the information to get to where we want to go.

We worked through it though, even though we did have a quiet time for an hours or so.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#27 Sep 23, 2012
Lacez wrote:
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Yes on everything but the "know when to let the other win." We are both extremely stubborn.
On the last road trip (7 hours to drive to Burlington, Ontario) we discovered that my boyfriend is extremely bad at following directions on maps (on his iPhone, I may add) and that I am not the greatest at relaying the information to get to where we want to go.
We worked through it though, even though we did have a quiet time for an hours or so.
Yeah. I forgot: " and when to just shut up"

lol

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#28 Sep 24, 2012
Lacez wrote:
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I know what you mean...I've seen people rush into marriage at 18, 19 and 20. These people were together for a few months before marrying. A year later they get divorced and wonder why.
I've been with my boyfriend for 3 and a half years now. I think he's the one. We're waiting a few years to get married for reasons such as money, stable jobs, moving out and so on...but one of those reasons is also to make sure that we are ready to commit to being together forever. I have no doubt that I will be with him forever, but logic details not rushing into things and making 110% sure before heading into these types of decisions. I want to have been with him for at least 6 years and have lived together for at least 1 year before we make the big decision.
I think that more people should think like this, instead of letting their emotions take over.
You appear to be way ahead of many who wish to make this decision. You sound like you have your head on straight, and I am sure when you make this final decision, it will be the correct one. Kudos to you and your boyfriend. And when you finally do decide to marry someone, I predict it will be a successful marriage. I make many people uncomfortable when I speak of true love, commitment, and responsibility, so it is refreshing to see it in the few people I encounter who have it.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#29 Sep 24, 2012
RalphB wrote:
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You appear to be way ahead of many who wish to make this decision. You sound like you have your head on straight, and I am sure when you make this final decision, it will be the correct one. Kudos to you and your boyfriend. And when you finally do decide to marry someone, I predict it will be a successful marriage. I make many people uncomfortable when I speak of true love, commitment, and responsibility, so it is refreshing to see it in the few people I encounter who have it.
Thank you :)
I hope you have found, or will find, your true love as well.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#30 Sep 24, 2012
Lacez wrote:
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Thank you :)
I hope you have found, or will find, your true love as well.
37 years and counting with the same loving and loveable man that I say "I love you" to each night before we go to sleep. I hope for as much for anyone who wishes it.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#31 Sep 24, 2012
We still need an "applause" judge-it icon.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#32 Sep 24, 2012
RalphB wrote:
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37 years and counting with the same loving and loveable man that I say "I love you" to each night before we go to sleep. I hope for as much for anyone who wishes it.
That's amazing! I want to have that same kind of relationship. Off to a good start, as far as I can't tell, we already say "I love you" to each other every single night. I call him before I go to bed and he calls me if he ever goes to bed first.

I wish everyone could feel the kind of love we have, and the kind of love I assume you to two have.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#33 Sep 24, 2012
Lacez wrote:
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That's amazing! I want to have that same kind of relationship. Off to a good start, as far as I can't tell, we already say "I love you" to each other every single night. I call him before I go to bed and he calls me if he ever goes to bed first.
I wish everyone could feel the kind of love we have, and the kind of love I assume you to two have.
Sorry, meant "...as far as I CAN tell..."

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#34 Sep 24, 2012
snyper wrote:
We still need an "applause" judge-it icon.
We should have a "lovable awww" judge-it icon as well.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#35 Sep 24, 2012
Lacez wrote:
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That's amazing! I want to have that same kind of relationship. Off to a good start, as far as I can't tell, we already say "I love you" to each other every single night. I call him before I go to bed and he calls me if he ever goes to bed first.
I wish everyone could feel the kind of love we have, and the kind of love I assume you to two have.
I cannot advise strongly enough that you both make a serious effort to find and get to know -people in longterm marriages. Cut their lawns if you have to, but get inside their heads! LG couples especially. Really make friends with them.

BUT BUT BUT remember one thing ...

THEY grew up in much less free times, and it will have influenced their lives accordingly. Furtiveness was NECESSARY, and left it's marks deep in their psyches and the resultant gay culture. Quickies were the only thing possible at one time. This led to a sadly relaxed perspective on promiscuity. That doesn't go back into Pandora's box.

"How do you keep them down on the farm after they've seen Paree!"

Your generation will need to discover how THEY will do life. Consulting the elders can help you to not reinvent the triangle and call it the wheel.

Best of luck to you both.

**warm hugs**

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#36 Sep 24, 2012
snyper wrote:
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I cannot advise strongly enough that you both make a serious effort to find and get to know -people in longterm marriages. Cut their lawns if you have to, but get inside their heads! LG couples especially. Really make friends with them.
BUT BUT BUT remember one thing ...
THEY grew up in much less free times, and it will have influenced their lives accordingly. Furtiveness was NECESSARY, and left it's marks deep in their psyches and the resultant gay culture. Quickies were the only thing possible at one time. This led to a sadly relaxed perspective on promiscuity. That doesn't go back into Pandora's box.
"How do you keep them down on the farm after they've seen Paree!"
Your generation will need to discover how THEY will do life. Consulting the elders can help you to not reinvent the triangle and call it the wheel.
Best of luck to you both.
**warm hugs**
I've been told by DNF that you have great opinions and advice. Nothing I have read in your comments suggests otherwise. I always try my best I make friends with anyone who looks the least bit friendly. I'll take your advice to heart an will try to get to know more longterm married individuals, as you said, it will be informative and I'll be able to call more people my friends.

**big hugs in return**

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#37 Sep 24, 2012
fr RalphB:

>37 years and counting with the same loving and loveable man that I say "I love you" to each night before we go to sleep. I hope for as much for anyone who wishes it.<

My wife and I kiss each other good night, and then do a pinky swear that we love each other.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#38 Sep 24, 2012
Lacez wrote:
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I've been told by DNF that you have great opinions and advice. Nothing I have read in your comments suggests otherwise. I always try my best I make friends with anyone who looks the least bit friendly. I'll take your advice to heart an will try to get to know more longterm married individuals, as you said, it will be informative and I'll be able to call more people my friends.
**big hugs in return**
Get to know "RalphB" and the others. They have more experience than I do. They are platinum mines.(I don't believe in the "gold standard") My partner was killed in an accident only a very (far too) few years into our time together. I'm just very acquainted with family counseling from my years in social services.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#39 Sep 25, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Get to know "RalphB" and the others. They have more experience than I do. They are platinum mines.(I don't believe in the "gold standard") My partner was killed in an accident only a very (far too) few years into our time together. I'm just very acquainted with family counseling from my years in social services.
Even though you said it was a while back, I'm sorry for your loss. I hope things have gotten better since then.
NoQ

Bronx, NY

#40 Sep 25, 2012
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, meant "...as far as I CAN tell..."
You SICK BAS:TARD YOU

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