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Opponents of Same-sex "Marriages" Not Surpised Homosexual Couple Already Seeking Divorce

"Despite popular belief, the real goal of homosexual relationships isn't commitment, it's self-gratification and sexual pleasure." - Randy Thomasson, executive director of the Campaign for California
( [email protected] ) Jul 15, 2004 10:49 PM EDT

A homosexual couple who joined San Francisco’s same-sex “marriage” debacle just three months ago now wants a divorce. Pro-family opponents of same-sex “marriages” are not surprised.

"It's not surprising that these unnatural arrangements don't last," said Randy Thomasson, executive director of the Campaign for California Families. "Despite popular belief, the real goal of homosexual relationships isn't commitment, it's self-gratification and sexual pleasure."

Beginning in February, SF Mayor Gavin Newsom ignored California State Law and allowed 3,995 marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples. After CCF and other pro-family organizations sued the city to block the debacle, the California Supreme Court halted the issuance of same-sex “marriages.”

Now, the 10-year-old couple, whose names have not been released due to privacy reasons, plans to take no further legal action if the High Court invalidates the marriages by declaring them unconstitutional. The couple co-owned property and now doesn’t know how to divide the assets.

Frederick Hertz, an Oakland-based attorney and co-author of "A Legal Guide for Gay and Lesbian Couples" representing one member of the couple defended the couple’s divorce.

"I would love to think that gay people will do a better job with marriage than heterosexuals … but chances are they'll make as many mistakes as straight couples,” Hertz told the San Jose Mercury News.

Although the divorce rate among heterosexuals is high, only one percent of divorces take place in the first year, said Andrew Cherlin, a sociology professor who specializes in marriage at Johns Hopkins University, according to the San Jose Mercury News. About half of couples split up in the sixth or seventh year, Cherlin said.

Mat Staver, president and chief counsel of Liberty Counsel, a public interest group, which filed a majority of the lawsuits against same-sex “marriages” nationwide, believes "homosexual relationships are notoriously short-lived."

According to Staver, leading homosexual activist Michelangelo Signorile even admitted that homosexual relationships usually have "nonmonogamous agreement,” adding that "the term 'open relationship' has for a great many gay men come to have one specific definition: a relationship in which the partners have sex on the outside often, put away their resentment and jealousy and discuss their outside sex with each other, or share sex partners."

Staver is in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment, which defines marriage to be between one man and one woman. However, the U.S. Senate turned down a vote on the legislation on Wednesday.

“We have come to a point in history where it is no longer acceptable to merely state that one is in favor of traditional marriage,” said Staver before the vote. “Our Senators and Representatives must draw a line in the sand and preserve marriage once and for all by amending our federal Constitution. Our children and the future of America depend upon the actions that we take today on this important issue."