| June 13, 2013

Policymakers touting marriage: Why knot?

When he discovered that “being divorced and a nonsmoker is [only] slightly less dangerous than smoking a pack or more a day and staying married,” Yale biophysicist Harold Morowitz quipped: “If a man’s marriage is driving him to heavy smoking, he has a delicate statistical decision to make.”

Given the wealth of scientific data about the benefits of marriage, Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon and other policymakers are right to promote the institution. This is no trifling matter. As I point out in the current issue of the Oklahoma Gazette, growing up in a stable, two-parent family is the exception, not the rule, for Oklahoma teenagers.

I encourage you to read the article here.

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