I know that I’ve said, repeatedly, that this is a dating blog and as such I don’t write about politics or current affairs or even other things that are going on in my life. I’ve only broken that rule a few times, and each time I had a pretty good reason.
Well, this is going to be one of those times, and I have a pretty good reason. The California Supreme Court just upheld the the ban on same-sex marriage (also known as prop 8). The decision preserves 18,000 marriages that were performed during the short time that same-sex marriages were legal and said that same-sex couples had the rights of civil union.
Like a lot of people today, I am disappointed. More than disappointed- upset. But not at all surprised. It seemed likely that this was going to happen. But that’s not what I wanted to write about.
I’m old, 39. And so I know a lot of couples who’ve been together for a long time. Married couples. And sadly, a lot of the couples I know are having troubles, for one reason or another. Some have gotten divorced or are in the process of getting divorced.
I have two sets of friends, two couples, who I think of when I think of functional, healthy relationships. The type of relationship I’d like to have one day. If I’m lucky. Each couple has been together for what seems like forever (much longer than a decade, I have no concept of time so can’t remember the exact number of years). And neither is legally married because they don’t happen to live in states that recognize same-sex marriage. And that makes me very, very sad.No tags for this post.