Roy Harpe and Ed Rellin were married in Massachusetts in 2007. Already they're divorced, and questioning the convention of gay marriage entirely.
Mr. Rellin suggested that "the piece of paper" that said they were married didn't guarantee happiness, and besides, he didn't need "any government to tell them that they love each other." Mr. Harpe echoed similar sentiments, and asked why didn't they "just live together?"
The divorce rate of gay marriages is a real cause for concern. Gay activist Mr. Harpe stated that the divorce rate among gay couples is close to one half, and that's just too high. "Marriage is tough" said Harpe. "Gay couples have to realize this before they make the decision to get married. Maybe there's just too many gay marriages." he added.
Some gay couples in Massachusetts have started to lobby for gay civil union rights. One activist asked "If we don't want to get married, why can't we still get the same rights and benefits like gay couples in other states get? We should be equal to the gay couples that aren't allowed to get married. What is this, the dark ages?"