Maybe they're jealous?

PHOTO: Gay married couples in San Fran.

I’ve discovered the reason so many Americans (particularly of the conservative/Republican persuasion) are opposed to gay-marriage.

It’s simple. Their own marriages were unfulfilling and dreadful so they feared being outplayed at their once exclusive game.

Here’s Andrew Sullivan writing about his own same-sex marriage:

I think Megan is almost certainly right about men getting more out of marriage than women (even though they often feel in their hornier moments that they have the raw end of the deal). I’m almost a year into marriage and I’m honestly surprised by how much happier I am. Aaron and I joke about how we’ve almost turned into lesbians, going to bed early, worshiping the dogs ... Megan is writing about kids of course. But even without them, and even after writing a lot about the positive effects of marriage as an institution, I’m shocked by my own evolution. I’m sure we’ll have rough patches, as every married couple does. But so far, it’s been a revelation and confirmation of an intuition: in some ways, gay men may benefit from marriage more than any other group.

Shhh, Andrew. You’re just pissing them off more!

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On a more seriously note, congratulations to all the same-sex couples that are finally reaping the benefits of their fight to be more than second-class members of our society.

Flickr photo by thomwatson

7 Comments

  1. Ian

    WTF does this mean: “Aaron and I joke about how we’ve almost turned into lesbians, going to bed early, worshiping the dogs”? Is that supposed to be a joke about lesbians?

  2. Chris

    I guess so… Andrew has never shied away from the gay jokes.

  3. Ian

    Yeah but it doesn’t even make sense…

  4. Chris

    Well, maybe it’s because you knew early twenties lesbians and Mr. Sullivan knows 30-40 year-old lesbians?

  5. Ian

    Or maybe the things Mr. Sullivan attributes to lesbians sound like they could fit pretty much anyone over the age of 60…

  6. Chris

    haha… true ’nuff.

  7. Ian

    And what is this about men getting more out of marriage than women? Ever heard of single mothers?