Openly gay cable news anchor Rachel Maddow has revealed she’s unlikely to marry her long-term partner any time soon, and worries something is being lost in the fight for same-sex marriage.

The top-rating host of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show has long championed marriage equality on her program, but in an interview with the The Hollywood Reporter she admits that she’s actually ambivalent about the cultural impact of gay marriage.

“I feel that gay people not being able to get married for generations, forever, meant that we came up with alternative ways of recognising relationships,” she said.

“And I worry that if everybody has access to the same institutions that we lose the creativity of subcultures having to make it on their own. And I like gay culture.”

Maddow has been with partner Susan Mikula since 1999. They live together in Massachusetts – a state which has laws allowing same-sex marriage.

“We know a lot of people who have gotten married,” she said.

“But I don’t think we feel any urgency about it.”

Read the full profile over at The Hollywood Reporter.

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