Rachel Maddow Says Gay Culture at Risk From Marriage

BY Lucas Grindley

October 05 2011 4:22 PM ET

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow is in no rush to get married, and she worries something bigger is being lost while others do.

The network's top anchor is profiled on the cover of the latest Hollywood Reporter, and in the interview Maddow sounds doubtful about whether marriage — which she has championed on air — is a panacea for LGBT people.

"I feel that gay people not being able to get married for generations, forever, meant that we came up with alternative ways of recognizing 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 they met in 1999. They live together in Massachusetts with their dog, Poppy, a black Labrador. And they've never taken advantage of their home state's 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."

The rest of the profile examines her rise to become the anchor of MSNBC's biggest show. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.









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