Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, July 17, 2017

Las Vegas Weddings Down

From Bloomberg:

Roland August has officiated at thousands of weddings in Las Vegas, the self-proclaimed capital of “I do.”

But these days August—who often presides dressed as Elvis Presley—has a rare vantage point from which to observe the nation’s long shift toward “I don’t.”

Nevada’s marriage rate has plummeted in recent decades, an extreme version of a pullback happening across the U.S. The forces that have reshaped the nation’s economic life since the 1970s have helped make marriage an institution increasingly reserved for the well-educated and more affluent. A spate of recent research suggests America’s marriage gap is cementing disadvantage.

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getting married is certainly expensive. without stable and high paying job, you cannot simply walk down the aisle and say "i do" no matter how strong the love between you and your partner.

Posted by: Marquez-Kelly Law | Jul 18, 2017 12:10:51 AM

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