I was watching an African American gay comedian last night on Logo (a gay and lesbian T.V. network) and –though it was a joke- he made a statement that was pretty interesting, “why do homosexuals keep inviting me to their weddings, I can’t get married so why would I want to attend theirs?…If it was 1950 I wouldn’t want to go watch them vote!” I thought about that statement for a while and asked myself if there was any logic behind it. Would attending and supporting heterosexual marriage somehow support the discrimination we –homosexuals- are shown? I mean, like he said, we wouldn’t go with white people to vote when African American’s were denied that right.
Going along with the theme of this blog, I guess I would say that we should attend the weddings in support of our loved ones on a very special day in their lives. Many of my friends would probably say that I’m ridiculous for even stating such a thing but again it is worth mentioning. I am not at all in support of discrimination so I can’t help but feel kind of hypocritical going along with heterosexual marriage; after all would you eat at a diner if African Americans were the only race allowed to eat outside of their homes?
I do fell sad when I see heterosexual couples getting married but I believe my heart would be even more sore if I thought I hurt a loved one by not attending their ceremony. As stated, he made a very interesting statement and one that I have give much thought. I take my hat off to those heterosexual couples who stand and say that they would never get married until everyone is allowed that right and I know that all heterosexual couples aren’t that strong or don’t feel that strongly about the subject. So in conclusion, will I attend a heterosexual wedding? Probably…
Seek Peace Friends!