The Gay Couples Study out of San Francisco State University—which, in following over 500 gay couples over many years is the largest on-going study of its kind—has found that about half of all couples have sex with someone other than their partner, with their partner knowing.Oh, and is this viewed as a negative thing? Maybe yet more evidence that, whatever one may want to call same-sex sexual unions, 'marriage' probably isn't it? Well, again, let's see what Slate has to say:
In some far-off, ideal world, this kind of openness may infect the straight world, and heterosexual couples may actually start to tackle the age-old problem of boring monogamous sex.Alright. So, open marriages are seen as a good thing. Let's hope that this 'infects' heterosexual couples. That would be ideal!
What stands out about all this is how the most recent "progressive" defenders of gay marriage I've come into contact with have gone through pains to paint same-sex married couples as typically being idyllic, monogamous, committed relationships, and something pretty well the entirety of LGBT activist culture hopes for.
I don't write any of this thinking it will so much as give any "progressive" pause. They're far more likely to say "You know, maybe LGBT activists are on to something with this!" than consider for a moment that perhaps said culture is endorsing and committing a culture-wide wrong. Such is life.