I’m pleased to announce to both this blog and the world that I’m married!
It happened late one night after the emotional rollercoaster that was HP7P1. I proposed on bended knee was answered with an immediate and heartfelt “YES!” We were both so excited that we skipped the engagement altogether and were married within a few minutes.
My spouse and I love each other, as well as our new life. We don’t regret the shotgun nature of the marriage at all.
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Before you send me a toaster, however, allow me to clarify. While the story above is 100% accurate, I should mention that the marriage is only official within the realm of cyberspace. That’s right- like so many other gay men I’m married to a straight woman on Facebook.
We did it as a joke, and because we’re really close friends. After we made it “Facebook-official,” she expressed sympathy that this was the only kind of marriage that I can legally have in North Carolina, and that idea has kind of haunted me- that the only kind of marriage I’m allowed to have is a farce, a joke between friends.
Not that I want to be married in the immediate future, of course. I guess it’s just the angsty teenager in me simmering at the fact that I can’t do something that, like, everyone else can.
Nothing like a cup of second-class citizenship in the morning, eh? Have a nice Friday!