We read here an article about two men who have lived together for over sixty years and have become the self-described "poster boys — poster seniors, [they] should say" for same-sex marriage in New York. In telling their story, they will both put an appealing human face on the issue and show younger gay men that a long-term relationship is possible. On the other hand, the fact that they have been together for so long shows that the magical piece of paper is not a necessary condition for commitment.
Finally, for the longest time, the two-headed monster known as the religious right and the politically correct left has brainwashed us into believing that gay men are incapable of forming lasting relationships. I can hardly wait to hear what that monster has to say about this couple beyond that all-purpose scathing rebuttal, "La la la, I can't hear you."
Nobody needs a piece of paper from the government to commit. Chuck has been with me for 30 years and Andy has been with us for 19 years. Obviously I don't have a horse in the gay marriage race since nobody will ever "bless" our union anyway.
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