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One Man Guy

There was a time when I would have at least given it very serious consideration — like around the time his first CD came out — but I’ve know for some time now that I’ll never marry Rufus Wainwright. That’s OK, because I’m happily married, and because he’d never marry me or anyone else.

Unlike other gay celebrities, Wainwright abstained from marching and protesting the recent passing of Proposition 8 in California, which reversed a previous law permitting gay marriage. But he does hate the idea that governments have the power to interfere with people’s lives in such a way.

Wainwright says, “Oddly enough, I’m actually not a huge gay marriage supporter. I personally don’t want to get married but I think that any law or amendment to the constitution that deals with sex and love should just be banned in general. I don’t think any government should encroach on what goes on in the bedroom at all. Frankly, if you want to marry a dog, why don’t you go ahead and marry a dog, I don’t care. I’m a complete libertarian and so I really disagree with it”.

Actually, I can respect that he doesn’t want it for himself, but doesn’t think it should be banned or prohibited for those who do want it.

Besides, I took him at his word when he wrote “One Man Guy.”


  1. Not that I particularly want to get married myself (even though I’m monogamously involved with the love of my life). However, the essential feature of marriage is that it afford us protection (the same protections that heteros enjoy) from people who would love to see our loving relationship end in misery. The law should protect everyone or no one at all. Why should heteros get special privilege?

  2. He didn’t write ‘One Man Guy’, his father did 🙂