Boy Marries Boy: Then What?

Young married gays seek balance between tradition and nonconformity
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2008 7:25 PM CDT
Boy Marries Boy: Then What?
Many young gay married couples say they value monogamy.   (Index Stock)

Wedding bells have rung for more than 700 homosexual couples in Massachusetts since the state started marrying gays in 2004, prompting the New York Times to profile young gay men who said “I do.” But there are many things the spouses don’t do, such as follow traditional norms: “We don’t think there is any set way to do this,” one 24-year-old said.

“We’re not following anyone’s model,” he added. But many value monogamy, and wider cultural acceptance is likely helping those who yearn for traditional relationships in such novel circumstances. “Ever since I was 19, I knew that I would give myself over to one person in a formal way,” one said. (More gay marriage stories.)

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