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 Hollywood Reporter.

“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.”