January 05, 2004

You - and Madonna, Justin, and a Few Other People - May Now Kiss The Bride

With the exception of Vermont, Hawaii and, coming soon, Massachusetts, homosexuals in loving and committed relationships don't have a legal right to get married. But if you're a marginally-talented, navel-baring pop chanteuse, you can tie the knot at a Las Vegas wedding chapel at 5:30 in the morning and move to have the whole thing annulled later that day.

Britney Spears rang in 2004 doing her part to preserve the sanctity of marriage, saying "I do" to a childhood friend who she's, like, really close with. The bride wore torn jeans and a baseball cap - hopefully not one of those horrible Von Dutch trucker hats - and was escorted down the aisle by her limo driver.

The wedding was not announced in the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times.


Posted by The Groom at January 5, 2004 08:31 AM

You made a very good point, when there are so many that would love to be married and can't. It goes to show you what some people with money will do when they're bored. I personally found very little humour in it.

Posted by: Kim at January 5, 2004 09:54 PM

Sadly, same sex couples in Hawaii don't have the right to marry either. Americans in general seem tolerant of homosexuality... so long as it isn't in our backyard...

There was a terrific letter in the local paper that said, "At first I was really against this whole same sex marriage thing. Then I found out it didn't mean I'd have to divorce my wife and marry a guy..."

Posted by: frankie at March 22, 2004 01:38 AM