Why should gay people not be allowed to profess their love for each other the same way heteros can? my aunt is a lesbian, has been all of my lifetime anyways. she has been with her partner since i was about 2-3 years old, which means they have been together 20 or so years. now that's alot longer than most marriages between heteros last these days. it just makes me so so angry that my aunts cant show the world and the history books, government etc just how much they mean to each other by binding themselves to each other. i have a different view on marriage to most girls my age, to me it's just a piece of paper showing others that 2 people are choosing to be together, but then again there are people out there who have open marriages, so whats the point in getting married then? my mums really into family history at the moment, and in who knows 100 years down the track, will my relations be able to find out if they had gay great great great etc aunts? unless some one states is specifically in records, who will they know?