The reactionary stance taken by religious fundamentalists is helping drive gay marriages to new heights. Same sex couples are being so shamed in their relationships that there is now a frantic rush to get down the aisle and into social respectability as 'Mr and Mr' or 'Mrs and Mrs'.
And this massive wave of tolerance has made the gay marriage one of the fashion statements of the year, aided by the growing number of celebrities leaping out of the closet to snuggle down on the monogamous mattress of matrimony.
Experts believe one in two marriages by 2010 will be same sex and first time home buyers will be making a considerably greater effort in decorating their homes, with a great deal more attention being given to soft furnishings.
Town planners, however, have warned that the individual high street trader is facing extinction through the rapid spread of gyms.
A twist to the traditional wife swapping parties has become the latest craze in England. There, married couples are pairing off as same sex swingers.
Alan and John Bartholomew met at one such party and moved into together. However, their local vicar was so outraged at their co-habitation that the couple decided to swap rings.
"It was a wonderful feeling when we were pronounced Mr and Mr," said Alan. "And it looks like a double celebration as our wives have just announced their engagement.
"It's also helping to keep all the men and women of the cloth in a job."