My girlfriend and I have been together for 3.5 years. We were waiting on her to finish her PhD before we got married but as that gets closer the idea of marriage is just not that attractive anymore. We have a lot of friends that are gay and one couple in particular has been together for 15 years. According to the law their relationship is less valid than a drunk 18 year old joined together with someone they met that night by an Elvis impersonating reverend. Its hard for me to grasp the fact that even today people are fighting for basic civil rights. I’m getting disgusted with the way people are defining marriage and don’t think I want to be a part of it as it is now defined. I know this seems dramatic but to me it’s almost like drinking out of the white fountain. To be fair we are not having kids so we don’t have as much pressure but so far every straight person I have told this to has reacted with actual anger. So, anyone else doing the same thing or at least agree? I have been kinda shocked at the overwhelming negative reactions I have gotten to this.