In two million marriages in the US, at least one spouse is gay, lesbian, or bisexual. When a husband or wife comes out of the closet, it is a profound crisis that cuts across race, socioeconomic class, religion, and age. (Buxton, Amity Pierce, PhD. The Other Side of the Closet—the Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families. p xiii-xv. NY:John Wiley and Sons, 1991. 1994.)