The June 2013 cover story of the Atlantic Magazine is titled "What Straights Can Learn From Same Sex Couples".
For one thing, gay marriage hasn't been legalized long enough for those of that persuasion to lecture the remaining 90% plus of us as to what constitutes a lasting marriage.
The article insists gay marriages tend to be happier, more intimate, and exhibit a more equitable division of household tasks.
I guess gay marriages being so happy is why the first lesbian couple to have gotten married in Vermont has already divorced, pretty much proving all the hoopla had very little to do with actual love but was more about demanding everyone else stand around and applaud if they do not want to be condemned with the tiresome litany of "bigot", "sexist", "homophobe".
Most of the gays getting married have fewer intentions of remaining together than even the atrociously high number of heterosexual couples that violate their wedding vows.
Lastly, the claim that same sex couples do a better job of equitably dividing household chores is probably statistically manipulative as well and not really anything worthy of celebration.
By definition, lacking a partner of the opposite gender compels at least one individual in these kinds of relationships to take on tasks beyond the scope of their traditional gender role.
But since many drawn to this kind of lifestyle exhibit affectations more characteristic of the sex they are trying to mimic rather than what Providence intended anatomically, technically this is no more worthy of mention than husbands leaving the toilet seat up and wives throwing a hissy fit about it.
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.