Last week gay marriage became officially legal in Washington, D.C. and couples flocked to the courthouse downtown to apply for licenses.
However, according to press reports most of the couples were lesbians. I saw one distinguished-looking black gentlemen on the television, holding up a piece of paper with a number that indicated he was one of the first three to apply for a license.
But where was his partner? He wasn’t even in the camera shot. Perhaps he didn’t do so for privacy. But why wasn’t he standing proudly by his mate like the lesbians?
Which leads to the subject of today’s blog. Can gay men settle down and get married?
Okay, first off the bat I have a confession to make.
Personally I’m skeptical about men committing to each other long term. It seems so many men are just about sex and the availability of online sex makes it so easy to change partners, like kids jumping from horse to horse on a freaky merry-go-round.
Folks are even using the possibility of legal marriage to GET sex hookups.
I was eating lunch Friday with a married friend, “Virgil,” who just broke up with a flaky male lover. Virgil was refusing to accept his phone calls and texts. His ex-lover was getting desperate for dick so sent a text that went something like this:
“The legalization of gay marriage has really made me more aware of the possibilities we could have. I’m so excited.”
“Virgil, is that nigger tripping? You are still married to your wife,” I said while chomping down on my burger. “He is using marriage to try to win you back? Oh, please!”
“Immanuel, I didn’t even bother to answer him back,” Virgil said.
“I’m proud of you man. Don’t let that fool rope you back in.”
But hey, I’m new at this gay life shit and I really entered through the sex route. So this morning I called my old buddy “Andre” and asked him if men really could form long-lasting, marital relationships.
Andre assured me men can and do. In fact, he predicted half the couples marrying in Washington, D.C. would be men.
We shall see. I already got a text from one gay couple I know. It came at 1 a.m. in the morning.
“Guess what Immanuel? Byron and I are engaged!