N.J. lowest in nation when it comes to serial marriage, report says


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After the the controversy involving a Kentucky County clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage license under “God’s authority” sparked a national debate, the conversation has shifted focus to serial marriage.

Mainly due to the fact that the now jailed county clerk, Kim Davis, has been married three separate times, though nationally it’s not that uncommon.

According to the Washington Post, which analyzed Census data from 2013, 1 in every 20 married Americans have said “I do” three or more times.

However in New Jersey, the thrice-married rate is the lowest in the country.

Only 1.9 percent of those betrothed in the Garden State were on their third or more set of nuptials, according to the Post.

Nationally, the rate is 5.3 percent, where in Davis’ state of Kentucky, the rate is slightly higher at 7.9 percent. Arkansas has the highest rate with 10.8 percent.

Source: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2015/09/not_many_nj_residents_take_three_or_more_trips_to.html


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