Would gay couples benefit if breaking up were harder to do?

01/22/2008 | TIME (subscription required)

Writer John Cloud looks at how the differences between straight and gay relationships factored into his own breakup and that of same-sex couples in general. Although studies point to better communications and other dynamics between gay partners, vs. straight couples, researchers also have found a higher breakup rate; in one report, 21% of same-sex couples ended their relationship, vs. 14% of married straight couples. "Legalizing same-sex marriage would probably help prolong gay relationships, if only because of the financial and legal benefits married couples enjoy," he writes.

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