Thursday, September 4

News Recap - The NYTimes got down to the nitty-gritty on gay marriage over the weekend. (Link the story now while it's still free.) Taking the recent changes in Canadian law as a cue, the NYT investigated whether, given the opportunity, gays really want to get married. Apparently the jury is still out. The ambivalence is based, the Times says, on a reluctance to give up what many gays feel is a unique, self-constructed sense of what their relationships mean to them, only to replace it with that most conventional of social institutions. Or to put it another way -- monogamy scares the shit out of them.