Aside from the legal issues, there is a certain sad irony that as homosexual couples rush to embrace the previously denied benefits of matrimony, heterosexual couples, for whom legal marriage has always been easily available, increasingly eschew traditional marriage in favor of transitory hookups, cohabitation, infidelity or divorce.

One only wonders whether in time homosexual couples who can now marry will eventually follow the same trends established by their heterosexual predecessors.

Andrew Jensen

Salt Lake City