The War Against Marriage

Posted: October 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

Marriage Is the Key to Spending Cuts
October 15, 2010by Phyllis Schlafly
The attack on the institution of marriage is not only the biggest cultural but also the biggest fiscal issue of our times, and political and judicial attacks by gays are only part of the problem. Marriage is being assaulted by unilateral divorce, feminist hostility toward marriage, the bias of family courts against fathers, and the taxpayer-paid financial incentives that subsidize illegitimate births.

Forty-five years ago, a liberal in Lyndon Johnson’s Labor Department, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, shocked the nation with a report called “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action.” The Great Society’s welfare handouts to women were breaking up black families by making husbands irrelevant.

Since the Moynihan Report, out-of-wedlock births in the United States have grown to 72.3 percent for blacks, 52.5 percent for Hispanics, and 28.6 percent for whites (non-Hispanic). For the population as a whole, out-of-wedlock births have risen from 6 percent in the 1960s to 40.6 percent today.

http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2010/oct10/10-10-15.html

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