MSBNC host Rachel Maddow says winning
the right to marry would threaten gay culture.
The openly lesbian host of The
Rachel Maddow Show made her comments in a cover story with
entertainment glossy The
“I feel that gay people not being
able to get married for generations, forever, meant that we came up
with alternative ways of recognizing relationships,” Maddow said.
“And I worry that if everybody has access to the same institutions
that we lose the creativity of subcultures having to make it on their
own. And I like gay culture.”
The 38-year-old Maddow met her
girlfriend of over ten years, artist Susan Mikula, in Massachusetts,
the first state to legalize gay marriage, while finishing her
dissertation at Oxford University. The women divide their time
between homes in Manhattan and western Massachusetts.
“We know a lot of people who have
gotten married,” she added, “ but I don't think we feel any
urgency about it.”
Maddow, who appears as herself in
George Clooney's upcoming political drama The Ides of March,
also said she was a “Hollywood sucker” who would “do anything
for George Clooney.”