Elizabeth Gilbert

‘Almost the only way that marriage can continue to mean something in any sort of real way is if it gets more inclusive’

SOUNDBITES — “What I do think it would do is make marriage relevant again, in a way that it’s seeming to not be as much anymore. A lot of heterosexual couples are reluctant to get married because there’s a sense of, Why should I have access to this when my friends who have been together just as long as me don’t? It starts to make marriage look like a country club. Almost the only way that marriage can continue to mean something in any sort of real way is if it gets more inclusive.” —Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, whose follow-up book Committed is being trashed by critics, on the positives of legalizing gay marriage (via)