Weddings always make my mother happy, so I have no doubt that it would, but I always fancied myself not the marrying kind. That is no longer true. Maybe that was because it one that I was barred from, and I thought I would never be able to partake in. And why is the government even bothering with organizing us into pairs?
More important, not having a standard set of behaviors to pattern ourselves after, gay relationships became more varied. Each couple had to talk about what they expected of each other, who was able to have sex with whom, and just what the boundaries and expectations were for this union.
Now that is all gone, or at least on its way out. I was hoping that I would still get that special something with my special someone rather than walking down the aisle in matching tuxes, entering into a monogamous relationship, and opening all the gifts we registered for at Restoration Hardware.
Whoever thought that equality would
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When we demanded these rights, no one ever imagined the consequences that would come along with them. Gay marriage will be controversial for a while, but eventually it will become normal and even boring. Someone will write an etiquette book on how to have them, and suddenly there will be as many customs to fulfill as there are for straight marriages.
Aunt Bunny and Mary Ellen worked out the definition of their own relationship and were committed until they each passed away. Christian and I have done the same thing, and I hope that what we have will be as real and long-lasting as what they did. Maybe that
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