Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.
It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.
As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:
Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?
Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?
How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?
As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.
- Matt: I'm horny, shh. Lol
- Me: I just had Mexican food.
- Matt: Eww...
- Matt: I ain't horny anymore.
See the great thing about my roommates is that when I put on an oversized shirt emblazoned with little weed symbols, short shorts, a douche bag hat that reads ‘I party like a rockstar’, and high heels, they’ll gladly take my picture to document that moment. It’s a truly wonderful look and when I showed it to my straight coworker I confused him sexually and that’s satisfying.