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Do Gay Celebrity Couples Feel Pressured To Stay Married To Further The Cause?

Sara Gilbert says yes.

According to the out panelist of CBS' The Talk, gay celebrities involved in marriages feel pressured to stay married so they don't blemish the marriage equality mission. 

"With gay celebrities in particular, there's so much attention when you get engaged or you get married that you feel there's all these extra eyes on you," Sara, who's engaged to famed songwriter Linda Perry, said. "So I can see where you feel extra pressure even if you shouldn't."

"Even if you are straight, as soon as you're engaged or married there's more pressure because you've made this sort of public announcement," Gilbert said. "Even though there shouldn't be even more pressure on gay couples, I think there could be because there's this fight for marriage equality right now."

"Even though, of course, everyone tries at marriage, everyone cannot succeed in their relationships. There's this feeling like, 'Oh, we're representing this bigger cause,'" she added. "So I can see somebody feeling personal pressure even if they shouldn't."

(Via Gay Star News)

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Gay people are always disappointed when a gay married couple splits whether they were concerned about them before or not.

I love Sara Gilbert - very witty and funny.

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