Above: Kevin Settles and David VanGilder arrive at the San Diego County Administration building to get married. Photo taken June 17, 2008.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Esther Rothblum, is a Professor of Women's Studies at San Diego State University and author of the research on same-sex marriages.
Now that same-sex marriage is legal again in California, the question arises: will same-sex unions be different from heterosexual marriages?
It turns out that a San Diego State University researcher has been looking into that question since the first same-sex civil unions became legal in Vermont in 2000.
These early findings seem to indicate that same-sex marriage statistics are different and in some ways, better than those of marriages between men and women. But gay couples also have a higher divorce rate.