"Out-of-Wedlock" births

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Yeah, as usual, I'm late to the party. But I didn't really care about this report very much at first. Sure, the whole thing is a little too 1950's-esque. Some people want to get their panties in a bunch over this, let 'em.
Then I got to thinking why that would be, ignoring the statistics regarding teenagers as that's a whole 'nother rant in and of itself. You've got lesbian women who can't marry, and often can't adopt. Then there's polyamorous folk who can't marry all of their partners, who might or might not have planned such an occurrence. There's a good chunk of our society to whom we are denying legal marital bliss, and then bitching that they're having babies anyway.
And, as the article mentions, good ole' Christian marriage is not a priority anymore. I didn't grow up dreaming of my ideal wedding, pretending to marry the neighbour-boy, and all that craziness. I just wanted to find someone with whom I could spend the rest of my life, the rest would fall into place as it came. Most of us are realizing that the happily-ever-after faerie tales are nothing but lies. We women especially are taught that our wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of our lives, not that wedlock is actually hard work. Then again, such a reality check would be a detriment to the wedding industrial complex, and we can't have that!