In case you hadn’t heard, the California Supreme Court last week overturned a ban on gay marriages, essentially making it legal for same-sex marriages in the state of California. The decision will become effective on June 16th, at which point the entire state will burst into Hellfire and be consumed by righteous fury for its sinful ways.
Naturally, celebrities were not to be left out from the hullaballo.
On last Friday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Ellen announced her plans to marry actress Portia de Rossi, her girlfriend of 4 years.
On the same day, George Takei of classic “Star Trek” fame announced on his website plans to marry his partner and business manager, Brad Altman, who have been together for over 21 years.
Expect more to follow. I’m sure there are a few already that I missed.
Naturally, this is extraordinarily offensive that human beings would be offered equal rights to their fellow American citizens. I’ll tell you right now, I’m going to lose a lot of sleep over this. First the Jewish Agenda, and now the Gay Agenda. What next? The Bestiality Agenda? That’s the natural progression, right?
May 22nd UPDATE: Ellen DeGeneres had Senator John McCain on as a guest for her show today, where she briefly challenged him on his opposition to gay marriage. She also addressed the “second-class citizen” argument. McCain then agreed to walk Ellen down the aisle for her wedding. Sorta. Watch the clip.
I’m against Gay-Marriage. I’m also against Straight-Marriage.
As an Atheist and Republican, I understand both sides of the issue. I think Civil Unions for everyone and leave the “marriage” question to the clergy.
While I’ve always liked that idea, I think it would take more effort to reverse the ingrained idea of marriage and unions, and separate church & state in this arena, both socially and in practice, than it would take to just close the gap and allow everyone to get married to the same extent.