Lena Dunham is in no rush to marry, despite same-sex ruling

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The actress has spoken about why she is not yet ready to walk down the aisle, despite previous intentions to wed once same-sex marriage became legal throughout the USA.

Dunham was one America’s most vocal activists in support of legalising same-sex marriage in the States, promising to boycott marriage until every human was given the right.

After the Supreme Court ruling on June 26, many expected to see the star marry her long-term boyfriend, musician Jack Antonoff – especially after she sent him an ill advised tweet encouraging a proposal.

However, the Girls star has since changed her mind and shared her feelings regarding same-sex partnerships and the Supreme Court ruling in an essay published on Friday (July 10).

“Like so many people around the country, I awoke to dozens of joyful messages from friends and family, rainbows and hearts and a sense that at least one great victory for human rights had been achieved in our lifetimes.” she wrote in The New Yorker.

“What a joy, to have a morning like that, knowing how many people felt affirmed and liberated, knowing that Pride weekend in New York would be an explosion of hope and glitter.”

She then goes on to discuss her own thoughts on marriage and the mixed emotions she felt in the wake of the ruling.

‘The fact is that wanting everyone to have the right to marry and wanting to be married are two very different things. I am not foolish enough to think I have made a final decision about marriage,” she writes.

“I am not foolish enough to think I have made a final decision about marriage.

“But it turns out that what I was waiting for was not the chance to marry but the chance to think about marriage on an even playing field, in a world where its relevance is a little harder to question and its essence a little harder to reject.”

Although she did not rule it out altogether, stating: “I have the professional luxury of wearing at least three fluffy dresses a year. One of them could be white if I wanted it to be.”