Fewer Wisconsinites are tying the knot these days.
Marriage rates in the Badger State have dropped 32-percent since 1985, according to a report by the Wisconsin Family Council. Executive Director Julaine Appling says young people often look at marriage now as a "life sentence," rather than a life enriching institution.
Appling says that's too bad because of the many benefits marriage can bring to society. She says men, women, and children far better emotionally and physically in marital settings.
Appling says there are also more advantages for women and children in marriage situations.