Monday, July 09, 2007

The Case Against Straight Marriage

Longtime gay-marriage proponent (crucial hyphen) Andrew Sullivan links to a NYT wedding announcement of two especially flamboyant men and tongue-in-cheek calls his post, "The Case Against Gay Marriage." Sullivan directs readers to the announcement's accompanying slideshow, which depicts little girls dressed not unlike Marie Antoinette, not to mention the two grooms, neither of whom presumably has had to ward off female advances for a long, long time.

What Sullivan is exhibiting is a prime example of "Vat vill dem heteros say?"* Yes, this wedding makes gay men look very "gay," but is that a problem? If I ever succumb to societal pressure and all that, and happen to have a manor at my disposal, I'd be thrilled to have an event so, well, fabulous. The wedding looks like something out of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," minus the straight guy, but confirms the stereotype that gay men will come up with something better than hero sandwiches and a keg if asked to throw a party. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that we scrap straight marriage entirely until us heteros start making bridesmaids dress as though headed for the guillotine.

*Apologies to Woody Allen.

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