I recently found my name being used in a heated debate on gay marriage inside the letters section of the website mobile.salon.com.
This uppity reader/letter writer quoted me as saying “I’ll never be fat, old, or ugly enough to want to get married”.
My initial response was denial, “I NEVER said that! Misquote! MISQUOTE!!!” Then after some serious consideration and ransacking of the past, I was forced to recognize that in more or less words, that was my stance on homo marriages, back in November of 2005. I believe the column I wrote was called “The Marrying Kind”. Four years later and I’m still not sure if I’m the kind a guy would want to marry—HOWEVER…whether you’re the marrying kind or not, EVERYONE should have the right to say “I do”, “I can’t”, or “I won’t” without EVER considering what’s inside the Law Books. .
I re-read the quote and reconsidered—“I wrote that? Really? That’s funny…”
Anyway, behold the letter below.
Marriage Shmarriage-All this fuss over bourgeois slavery
When gay divorce is finally legalized, all queers “iconic” or not, will be as, nasty, spiteful, and out to protect their own interests as we now see in the lives of our most righteous heterosexuals in the sacred act of divorce…Fer Chrissakes, journalists everywhere seem to be in a race to find the dullest, blandest, queer couples in America. We can’t seem to get enough of them with their mini-suvs lugging around their turkey baster progeny. So dull. I guess this must be the strategy to win over the hearts & minds of a nation that divorces half as often as it marries. It should be duly noted Evangelicals have one of the highest divorce rates. (Divorced-Again Christians?) As for me- Paulo Murillo said it best “I’ll never be fat, old, or ugly enough to want to get married”. But hey, Louis you keep up with the moralizing. ‘Cause as a Godless Unrepentant Sodomite, I need you to like me, and validate me, oh please, oh please.
Permalink Monday, June 29, 2009 07:23 PM PDT