Same-sex marriage is becoming a national inevitability. A cascade of court opinions, significant public support, not to mention increasingly sympathetic gay couples and increasingly implausible opposition—all these and more point to an emerging national consensus that “gay marriage” is actually a form of “marriage.” It’s not exactly clear when the hump took place—but we definitely seem to be over it.
Which leads to a perfectly logical question: What’s next?
The article doesn’t get much better, but I wanted to highlight one particular part:
At the same time, there is some truth to the conservative claim that gay marriage is changing, not just expanding, marriage. ** According to a 2013 study, about half of gay marriages surveyed (admittedly, the study was conducted in San Francisco) were not strictly monogamous.
This fact is well-known in the gay community—indeed, we assume it’s more like three-quarters. But it’s been fascinating to see how my straight friends react to it.** Some feel they’ve been duped: They were fighting for marriage equality, not marriage redefinition. Others feel downright envious, as if gays are getting a better deal, one that wouldn’t work for straight couples. Maybe they’re right; women are from Venus, after all. Right?
Frankly, I stopped reading the article after this point. It is garbage. http://fc01.deviantart.net/images/emoticons/icon_puke.gif But this does give a new perspective on what “gay marriage” actually IS. It’s not even two men or women entering into an exclusive relationship. It’s a bloody sham.
They are, indeed, trying to redefine marriage.