Friday, May 23, 2008

Gay Marriage Legal in California...--Pepper

As I'm sure you've read or heard by now, California Supreme Court Finds Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional. I'm very pleased this went all the way to the CA Supreme Court, and I'm very, very pleased that the courts protected rights against certain anti-gay and religious groups. But what I'm wondering is--will this have any sort of effect on the sort of gay and lesbian books published? In about six months, will here be a trend towards wacky wedding adventures? Or maybe a take on Father of the Bride? Will romance books deal with divorce/dissolution?

Or maybe it won't change things at all, though I kind of think it should. I wonder if eventually all GLBT romances will end with a marriage like the straight ones tend to.

6 comments:

Jules Jones said...

Of course, those of us who write books set in the UK have already been writing gay romances with a wedding at the end. :-)

Pepper Espinoza said...

Oops. I did sort of forget about the entire rest of the world, didn't I? Sorry. I think I was just a bit excited about what I'm hoping is a growing trend in America....

Jules Jones said...

We haven't had it in the UK all that long, and the book I linked is partly about the impact it had when the law changed. But it's spreading rapidly in Europe now.

Emily Veinglory said...

Marriage books have become something of a subgenre even with MF. But I for one would like a nice gay marraige story, especially a chick lit style one....

Angelia Sparrow said...

I've been writing weddings/proposals at the end of mine lately, regardless of genre or the law.

By taking it as a given that same sex marriage will happen, and writing it as such, we create a group of readers for whom it is no big deal. Julian May has been doing this since the 80s in her SF.

Alan Bamboo said...

Hi,
Gay marriage has been legal in Canada for quite a few years now. I'm still not sure why this is still an issue in the US??? or anywhere else in the world to be honest??