Saturday, January 3, 2009

Marriage is Super Awesome Funtime!!!!

The most inadvertently funny article I've read in a long time. But that's my snarky sarcastic bitchiness talking when I read this from the Southern Voice.

Over thousands of years, certain rites have developed in romantic relationships.

Ideal heterosexual relationships typically involve some period of courtship, followed by an introduction to friends and family, and eventually the possibility of marriage. An enduring lack of acceptance, safety and rights has denied such rites to many gay and lesbian couples, creating different stages to same-sex relationships.

For Shawne Bowman, his relationships with other men usually begin with flirting, followed shortly by sex and then separation. Bowman believes his more serious relationships follow a course stereotypically attributed to lesbians: date a couple of days, rent a U-haul, then eventually break up.

“I would like to see more of a process of dating,” said Bowman, 34, who lives in Atlanta. “There’s not that kind of set process in the gay community.” ...

Domestic partnerships were all the rage at the turn of the century, and Bowman entered into such a union with the man he thought would be his life partner in 2000 - seven months after the couple met and six months after they moved in together.

“If marriage would’ve been available to us at that point, that probably would’ve been the option that we went with,” Bowman said. “We primarily moved ahead in that process for shared benefits — both of our jobs offered domestic partnership benefits and we both wanted to share the benefits of our careers with each other.”

The "all the cool kids are doing it" mentality. Let's remember that we are fighting for equality, not to join some super awesome cool circuit party.

A lot of heterosexuals aren't so hot on STRAIGHT marriage.

"You know it's not all that it's cracked up to be."

Yea, but people's damned idiocy is their own damned idiocy.

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