At the almost assured risk of pissing off a quarter of a million (251,695 — same-sex married couples in the United States in 2013, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey) same-sex couples, I’d like to put in a word for those of us who refer to ourselves as ‘straight.’

Forty-two percent of us support allowing marriage for same-sex couples.    (http://www.statisticbrain.com/gay-marriage-statistics/)

NONE OF US, by my unscientific survey, enjoys hearing you refer to your spouses as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’.

How about, from now on,  you refer to your significant other as your spouse.

We don’t care who is on top!

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