Rosie O’Donnell Claims Her Marriage Was an Act of Defiance
posted at 12:32 pm on August 8, 2010 by Howard Portnoy
Gay marriage, we are told by members of the gay community and their liberal supporters, is all about love—about a chance to experience matrimonial bliss. OK, if you’re heterosexual and married, you can stop laughing now.
It is undoubtedly true that some same-sex couples view the act of matrimony as an expression of a deeper and more lasting commitment than can be derived through mere cohabitation.
But is is true for all? Could it be the case that some gays in this country are exploiting the gay marriage debate—using it as just another vehicle for flouting their alternative lifestyle and sticking it to the establishment?
It is not only possible. It is a certainty for one gay American: Rosie O’Donnell.
Yesterday, on her satellite radio program, O’Donnell freely admitted that her 2004 marriage to then-girlfriend Kelli Carpenter was nothing more than a political statement. The intended recipient of the message was no less than the leader of the establishment, George Bush. As O’Donnell told her radio audience (audio follows):
George Bush, in the middle of a war, had an all-station news conference to announce how horrible it was for the safety of America that gay people were getting married in San Francisco, which pissed me off enough to get on a plane and go get married.
It was like an act of … defiance … If you’re gonna count up everybody who you think is not of value and round ’em all up and slap a pink triangle on ’em.
I just felt like I wanted to be counted amongst the people who [some] were saying were unworthy and not allowed to have the same rights as everyone else.
O’Donnell, far from the sharpest knife in the drawer, may have let the cat slip out of the bag, but you have to admire her candor. Her admission does raise the trenchant question of how many other gay couples are in the fight just to flout the system?
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