Okay, I have a question for gay people and people who know gay people:
Why is the term always "partner"? How come a gay guy never has a "boyfriend" and a gay girl never has a "girlfriend" or in the rare states where gay marriage is legal "husband" or "wife" but always a "partner"?
I have seen heterosexual couples refer to each other as "partners", but only very rarely and never in the casual way a homosexual has a "partner". Is that how they prefer to be called, or is it a veiled euphemism?