Yes, of course we’d like the option to be there should we choose that path, but we have to get there, first. Trust me, I’m not exactly planning my wedding when men harass me on the street, telling me that my sexual identity is a “waste” and that they can “fix” me. I wasn’t hearing wedding bells when I weighed the consequences of coming out to my parents, not sure if I would have a stable home afterwards. Oh, and in high school? I certainly wasn’t concerned about marriage while the GSA posters were being stripped from the walls and deliberately torn to pieces.
Our voice is not being represented when issues such as bullying, youth homelessness, and abuse are overlooked in favor of the “victory” of marriage.