As gay marriage grows in America, many gays and lesbians are not so quick to jump the broom. In fact, they are not even considering marriage.
New York Times penned an interesting piece about the ones who don't want to go to the chapel.
For some, marriage is an outdated institution, one that forces same-sex couples into the mainstream. For others, marriage imposes financial burdens and legal entanglements. Still others see marriage not as a fairy tale but as a potentially painful chapter that ends in divorce. And then there are those for whom marriage goes against their beliefs, religious or otherwise.Hmm, well what do you think about this?
“It’s a very, very archaic model,” said Sean Fader, 34, an artist in New York who is single and asked to be identified as queer. “It’s this oppressive Christian model that says ‘Pick a person that’s going to be everything to you, they have to be perfect, then get a house, and have kids, and then you’ll be happy and whole.' ”
“There are many heterosexuals who feel the same way,” he added. After all, not all heterosexual couples choose to marry.