How Has Gay Marriage Helped Gay Relationships?

By Mary Malia, Rick Clemons, J. Cameron Gantt, Dr. Frankie Bashan and Melanie Gorman for

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There’s been much celebration about the increasing acceptance of gay marriage in our society — but is it all for good? Does an option to marry muddy the waters for gay couples who never wanted to tie the knot? Is it more about the principle of it all, rather than an actual desire to marry?

Relationship experts and coaches Dr. Frankie Bashan, Rick Clemons, Cameron Gantt and Mary Malia sat down with YourTango Experts Senior VP Melanie Gorman to discuss this complex issue.

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Check out the video above for more real talk on gay marriage. It’s a must-watch for anyone invested or interested in gay rights and LGBT issues.

This article originally appeared on Talk About Gay Marriage.

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Samir s.
Past Member 4 years ago


Chaoti Huang
Chaoti Huang4 years ago


Susan T.
Susan T4 years ago

now they can get a legal divorce

Laura Saxon
.4 years ago

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

Doris G.
Past Member 4 years ago


Vicky P.
Vicky P4 years ago

Everyone's different, some want to marry, some don't :)

Mac C.
mac C4 years ago

I wish the right to marry and all the good stuff that comes along with it, like insurance and the right to visit, etc- had been part the LGBT communities all along, just as it's been for me and others. I loved the video, it gave me a lot of insight on this complicated issue. Thank you!

Jennifer Blachly
Jennifer B4 years ago

Just like with the straight community, there will always be couples in the gay community who don't want to get married. That is human nature and has nothing to do with sexuality. This is a victory for LGBT community regardless.

Donna T.
Donna T4 years ago

Some intelligent remarks here. Thank you.

Sue H.
Sue H4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this video.