MSNBC host Thomas Roberts says he and husband Patrick Abner most likely would not have entered a civil union.

Roberts, one of three openly gay MSBNC personalities, discussed his fall marriage during an appearance on MSNBC's The Cycle.

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In discussing a Supreme Court case related to marriage equality, Roberts recommended the institution.

“I don't think that we would have gone for a civil union,” Roberts said. “There wouldn't have been a point to us to achieve that. Getting married in the fall was something really personal and really incredible that we got to experience with our families there supporting us, our loved ones. So, I highly recommend it. I think it's great. It's only made our lives better.”

“It's about time for people not to be separate but equal. The otherness, it's time for that to go away.”

Gays “have boring marriages, just like heterosexual people. It's not anything hypersexualized,” Thomas added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)