Well, really, it seems that having same-sex relationships, which occur in at least 130 species of bird, might, in some cases, at least, “be adaptive, helping individuals defend territories, advance their social status, or get help with parental care,” or so says a recent study.

Let’s just hope the fundamentalist birds don’t find out about this and start trying to stop same-sex bird couples from marrying.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.