Sarah Silverman Says Getting Married Today is Like Joining a Whites-Only Country Club
King of the gay allies, Brad Pitt’s confession that he may not be able to keep his promise to hold off on marrying partner Angelina Jolie until gays and lesbians are legally able to wed has sparked one of the best discussions we’ve ever seen from our readers on our Facebook page.
Many of you are disappointed and left wondering why the couple made a promise they were unable to keep in the first place, but just as many of you are sympathetic to the fact that it is the Jolie-Pitts children who are lobbying their parents hardest to make it legal.
UB reader Paige suggested that Brad and Angelina marry in a state that already legalized marriage equality as a gesture to LGBT Americans. We think that’s a wonderful suggestion.
But it was UB reader Joshua who pointed us in the direction of this 2010 Sarah Silverman interview that sums up the issue here quite nicely.
I mean, it’s like, if you say, if you joined a club, a country club, you know, in the 60s that, where no blacks or Jews were allowed. Why would you want to join that country club? It’s already bizarre. There’s nothing wrong with just a nice commitment, maybe a nice civil ceremony.
But yeah, no, I find marriage has a very ugly mark on it right now, and I would not want to be a part of it.
What do you think of Sarah’s stance on marriage today? How about Brad and Angelina’s wavering pledge?