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Is marriage becoming obsolete? Pew says, just half of Americans are married

According to the Pew Research Center just more than half of Americans are married. The share of all U.S. adults who are married has dropped to a record low 51 percent. That’s down from 72 per cent in the 1960’s. “I do” is fast becoming “I don’t — ever.” Question is, why?

Here is CNN’s Carol Costello’s response:

Some conservatives blame gay marriage and lament the fact the Defense of Marriage Act was found unconstitutional. That act defined marriage between a man and a woman.

Others say the feminist movement killed “I do.” Who needs a man anyway when a girl can make her own money and use it to buy her own sperm? Others blame men who, some say, never much liked marriage anyway.

Maybe it’s more simple than that. In 2011 we just don’t need to be married anymore.

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