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Is pressure for gays to get married going to be the norm now?

My partner of six years, just ten minutes ago, asked me what I've been dreading. "Should we get married?" We have three sets of coupled friends who are now married. They're wondering why we're not married. We're not married because -- well, I don't know why. I'm aware of the material benefits of getting married but I just don't give a shit about getting married. I sort of feel like it's ludicrous for gay people to emulate a straight institution. And it *is* a straight institution. Don't get it wrong, I believe very strongly that gays should have the right to get married if they choose. But I can quickly see this turning into a situation where gays starts to judge other gays, whether in a relationship or not, who choose, for whatever reason, not to marry. Just like straight people do the same to other straights who choose not to marry. And fuck that.

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