A couple I know announced this weekend that they’re getting married. (Congratulations Kris and Emily!) They’ve discussed how happy they are that they can do so now in Pennsylvania and how weird it will be to have a gay marriage in Amish country.
I don’t want them to get “gay married.” I want them to get “married.”
When Heidi and I got married, we didn’t say “Hey, we’re getting straight married, everyone!” Other friends of mine didn’t announce, “Guess what! We’re getting inter-racially married!”
So what I’m really looking forward to is when people stop using the phrase “gay marriage.” It’s just “marriage.” I know it may take a while until we stop hearing that phrase, and that will be when it’s no longer news or different — and that’s what I’m looking forward to.
You’re getting married, and I couldn’t be happier for you!