In The Most Predictable Turn Of Events Ever, Gay Couples Have Begun Feeling Unwanted Pressure To Get Married
CBC- Unmarried same-sex couples in Canada feel pressure to tie the knot, according to a recent study by the University of British Columbia.
Researchers from UBC's Department of Sociology spoke to 22 people in Toronto in same-sex common-law relationships, to see if being given the right to marry in 2005 had affected how they see their relationship.
"It was surprising how prominent marriage became in participants' lives," said Katherine Lyon, who co-authored the study with Hélène Frohard-Dourlent.
"Suddenly more people wanted to talk to them about their relationship and getting married," said Lyon, noting this was the case even if the couple did not see their relationship heading in that direction.
According to a press release about the study, LGBTQ couples — lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning — unable to marry, had built relationships outside of the status quo but now feel expected to conform.
I actually feel bad for the gays. I tried to tell them this would happen. Classic case of carelessness in the wishing process. They wanted holy matrimony (is it still considered holy with that whole God being anti-gay thing? whatever), and they didn't realize that holy matrimony offers far more problems than it solves. Homosexuals had the best arrangement you could possibly ask for. A vast majority of society accepted their right to companionship, AND they didn't have to sign a paper that forever bound them. Why did they need a marriage? Why couldn't they just throw a huge party with all their friends and family, exchange rings, and not be contractually obligated to one another until separated by death? That last part doesn't even sound fun. No one goes to weddings for the ceremony. They could have just held the best cocktail hour of all time and threw a non-stop dance party. That sounds like the gayest time ever. Shit, if I got invited to a gay wedding that didn't make me sit through bullshit vows I would probably double my gift out of appreciation. Homosexuals wanted equality and all they received was the negative aspects of heterosexuality. Congrats, now you get to be miserable with everyone else. Is this what you wanted? The devil you know is better than the devil you don't, and while saying that the continued marginalization of homosexuals is better than the pressures of marriage may sound ridiculous, it might not be totally untrue. Have fun talking about your relationships suckers. You spent all your energy on gay marriage only to learn it was a shortsighted investment. Worst. Stock. Tip. EVER.