And the corrolary is that they say that gay people are more promiscuous than hets, yet are not permitted to marry. So what are the options? Have sex out of wedlock and be treated by the rest of society as if you cannot have long-term monogamous relationships anyway. A lot of the initial bad stories about homosexual misconduct I am quite sure in part came from the reality that society accepted nothing more reputable from homosexuals in the first place. If you're not allowed to marry and back then would lose housing and reputation and employment for having visible same-sex relationships, then all you would have had left is a furtive secret fumbling in the dark or in out of the way resorts... just like hets who wanted to have affairs or dalliances.