- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
“My wife and I, married in Massachusetts two years ago, consider our marriage to be “traditional.” We’re in our 20s and plan on having kids in a few more years. We had a“traditional” wedding with vows, dancing, family and friends, maids of honor, and a cake cutting. We share financial responsibilities and a home. We try to go out on date nights, but I have my own business, and she is a medical school student, so they’re not as often as we’d like. We don’t live “traditional,” boring lives to conform or to try to act like straight married couples, nor should a couple have to be or act “traditional” to have the right to marry; we’re just being ourselves.
I hope I have at least raised the idea that the place of terms “traditional marriage” and “redefinition of marriage” in the same-sex marriage debate should be reconsidered. It personally offends me to hear others talk about “traditional marriage” when they mean to say “monogamous opposite-sex marriage.” The kind of marriage that NOM is fighting to protect would be considered a radical redefinition of marriage to anyone from 1920s America. Remember that context when you claim you’re defending a time-tested institution.”