I have two sisters who are gay. One of them vocally opposes SSM. She says the old joke goes: “When gay marriage is legal, what do the gay women call after the wedding? The U-Haul to get their stuff back to their own place!” Her point is (I think) that lesbian relationships tend not to last.
I think it’s a stupid view. Sure gay relationships break up a lot. Hello!?!? So do straight relationships. Not to mention that my other gay sister has been with the same partner for more than 25 years (though she jokes that they are just together now because both of them are “too lazy to pack up their shit and get out” )
Her partner’s daughter has three children. My sister considers herself as much their grandmother as her partner is. They’ve bought a house together.
SSM is not yet legal in their home-state of MD, and if it were, I don’t know if they’d actually ‘do’ the ceremony, etc. I guess they might because it confers certain legal rights that they are not at the moment set up for (for instance, being considered one another’s ‘next of kin’).
I just think that, given the stats on survival of hetero relationships and all other factors present in her life, it’s strange that my one sister is opposed to SSM. I mean, it’s not like anyone is trying to force her to get married.
So, do you know anyone who is gay who is also opposed to SSM?