Even before U.S Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) acknowledged tweeting the picture in question, all my gay friends (and acquaintances) who have mentioned the matter wonder at the folly of a married man engaging in such activity. Most of these fellows (and gals) are Democrats.
They do get that marriage changes things for a man — and a woman.
Please note, all these conversations have taken place in Los Angeles, a city far more liberal socially than the rest of the country. Would be nice to see if some of the organizations advocating state recognition of gay marriage used this occasion to fault a straight married man for failing to respect his marital vows.
Their statement would not only show that they understand the meaning of marriage, but would also express a view in line with gay Americans, well, at least those gay Angelenos with whom I’ve spoken. And, I daresay, a good number of others.