“All of us in the industry feel like we’re at an all-time high for weddings,” she said. “Of course, we can’t tell you what happens to the marriages after the wedding.”
That is when the work begins, added Wiggsy Sivertsen, a professor of counseling services at San Jose State.
“Marriage, in general, has lost some of its luster over the years,” said Sivertsen, 77, a longtime gay rights activist. “People have opened their eyes about the reality of it being more than just living happily ever after. Marriage is tough stuff that requires effort.”
There will be a bounce in California marriages with the resumption of same-sex weddings — there are an estimated 37,000 couples waiting. But in the long run, it
“Right now this is a civil rights issue, a health care issue, a tax issue,” Shapiro said. “But I don’t even know if we’re really talking yet about what the marriages will be like. I suspect they’ll be just like heterosexual marriages. There will be arguments. There will be a neat one and a messy one.”
In other words, they will be traditional marriages.
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