GLAAD Chief Jarrett Barrios: Back on the Market With Impending Divorce

When GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios married Doug Hattaway, a Democratic strategist, he was among the first elected officials to ever enter a same-sex marriage. Barrios, as a state senator, helped push through Massachusetts’ gay marriage law. And now, a half decade later, he’s seeing the other side of it: The father of two teenage sons is divorcing.

In a Boston Globe editorial that has one too many Eat, Pray, Love metaphors for my taste, Barrios says he and Hattaway separated a year ago after 16 years together, five of them as a married couple. (This photo, from March’s GLAAD Awards, pictures the pair together with Bryan Batt and their sons, suggesting they’ve been keeping up appearances since their split.)

These things happen, and we will likely never know why their relationship ended. But it’s not because they are gay. It’s because they got married, and marriages sometimes end.

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  • artenyc

    So, it has nothing to do with Barrios husband looking like his grandfather?

  • Bobby in Seattle

    I agree with them, sometimes a marriage just “ends.” Give ’em a break. It just serves to prove we are more similar to heterosexuals, regarding marriage, than different.

    Just my $0.02 worth.

  • AndrewW

    Why do we pay Barrios $300,00 a year? What does GLAAD do? I think this organization has worn out its purpose.

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  • Michael

    “Until death do us part” is a tough vow to uphold – gay or straight. I imagine some brilliant clergyman stuck that one in there, centuries ago.

  • ossurworld

    Could it have something to do with being in the Public Eye 24/7?

  • tanyac

    @AndrewW: Who is paying Barrios $300K? No one. Keep up with the facts, love. His salary is closer to $200K and is far below those of other heads of LGBT groups. We just love to eat our own, don’t we?

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