I don't think it's baseless. I can't think of a single decent reason for a marriage to end in under a year. Also I recall them being interviewed on whatever radio station I was listening to on the way to work, it was all about being first, little or nothing I can recall about love and commitment.
I know heaps of people whose marriages have ended after about a year. People get married thinking it means things will change or improve, and when they find they've been living to a false expectation they have to face reality and move on. For women there can be the added dimension that the man really isn't what they want as the father of there children.
It's not an expectation that's limited to the couple. I got married this year and people have asked me constantly since "how is marriage" and I answer "the same as before but I have this ring". I'm always a little bit surprised that people have an expectation that my life has suddenly changed.
The Herald writes articles based on people's Facebook pages, Stuff writes articles about people's comments on it's [non] news articles. All you do by raising it here is legitimise their idiocy. Well that's my reading of why people are getting grumpy with you.
None of those reasons are "decent" reasons for a marriage to fail after less than a year.
Thing is, people are so sensitive right now about homosexuality and no-one dare suggest/suggest/infer anything bad about them. Had I have made the same comments about a Celebrity couple, everyone would have been on the bandwagon rah rah attention seeking prats blah blah.
Fair enough the facts may not be fully in, I'll accept my part in that, but people need some perspective on the other side of this too.
I've requested the topic be locked or removed since it seems to have everyone so hot under the collar.
People arent annoyed that it's because it's a same sex couple, people are annoyed because the Herald has no right to publish stuff that's got no factual reasoning, and people are then using it to say crap about how this is the start of the downfall of marriage, I told you so blah blah, just like they did before it was legalised.
I disagree, I think people ARE upset and defensive because it's a same sex couple. The Herald can publish what it likes, the couple put themselves in the limelight, and furthermore the poem is on social networking sites. If you want privacy then don't publish there, they have only themselves to blame.
Regardless of all of that, the thread has run it's course, not really much more to be said of any value.