Why do some people assume that a"gay"relationship means an "open" relationship?

@pendragon (3354)
United States
September 20, 2007 2:49pm CST
Just beacuse two people's attraction to eachother deviates from what a lot of people consider "the norm", it does not mean that their relationship deviates from good old relationship standards ,like monogamy.A relatiosnhip, is a relationsship ,is a relationship.Those involved in one should be able to enjoy the respect themselves and their partner deserve,without having friends and strangers alike determine that they are open game.Artistic,exciting, whatever...Taken, is the final word.How many years of solid being together before the clout kicks in?
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@babostwick (2037)
• United States
20 Sep 07
My guess would be something to the effect of someone who isn't afraid to admit they're gay or something like that. I don't know what else to say on that. It's a theory that it has to do with that. If they're not bothered by it, then it'll be just that. It is a relationship though.
@pendragon (3354)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Or isnt afraid to admit to one of the people in the couple anyhow, for sure.Kind of like, "if you can do it, so can I and you're my inspiration". I hear ya.Thanks for the response!
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@myfanwy65 (1030)
• United States
24 Sep 07
I don't know that peoples' opinions will ever change. If they do, it will take a long time. In my opinion, it has nothing to do with the couple. People make assumptions based on what they believe. It doesn't matter what anyone else does.
• United States
24 Sep 07
I do not think that any one in a relationship is free to be wild. I feel if someone is in a relationship no matter who they are attracted to then the should be monogamious. I am straight, and have been married for 30 years, I can tell you how many times I have been hit on. I have been hit on by both sexes even thou they know I am married and straight and they are in a relationship. I feel some people just do not care if you are in a relationship they follow their libo instead of follow their heads. I am sorry if you feel people think just because someone is gay they cannot be in a monogamy relationship. I feel they can and should be able to be married. I know that is another topic.