Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Gay" Marriage

A lesbian couple went to a courthouse in Buffalo, New York to get married and were denied. Then one of them asked for a male to get married to her. A gay man, Ed, stepped up and the tied the knot right there.

I actually read a piece in some Salt Lake City rag years ago about how gay people can get married, just not to each other, and they're asking for the creation for a new right, special rights, blah blah blah. So much goddamn hair-splitting. This here is, indeed, the perfect illustration of how ridiculous our marriage laws are. So is (straight man?) Brian Feldmen's plan to wed a stranger.

What if gays and lesbians started doing dual marriages of this sort? One gay man would marry a lesbian, and then the two partners would marry each other, so then they were all married? Granted a whole host of rights would be missing--anything having to do with, you know, their actual significant other--but their legal marital status would at least reflect their aspirations. That's something, right? Right?

I would love for straight people to have to entertain such lunacy.

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