Monday, October 20, 2008

Wanda Sykes On Gay Marriage


Whooo! I didn't know that Wanda Sykes was this awesome! this is hilarious, and deals with the psychology around this issue with brilliance. Humor is definitely the way to get these kinda points across, kudos to her. I am also amped to see a prominent sista in the entertainment world take this on.

One of my favorite quotes that just says it all with undeniable simplicity: "if you don't believe in same-sex marriage... then DON'T MARRY SOMEONE OF THE SAME SEX!" You know?


ripley said...

yeah she is awesome. check out her on Jay Leno talking about Sarah Palin.. or for her at a bit more hilarious - check the "detachable p**sy" sketch on YouTube -

richard said...

lol!! that was hilarious!! wow, it seems like that whole show was off the hook!

will look for her on Jay Leno, i saw her on Ellen.

Anonymous said...

I love Wanda! I might have to ask her to marry me. :-) said...

Hello there!

As a minister, I do not and will not marry lesbians or gays.

As for the laws of this country, I do not believe that we should reach a point where we will have one set of laws for homosexual and lesbian people and another set of laws for heterosexual persons. America is not a Christian nation and therefore, the laws of the nation do not HAVE TO follow Biblical principles.

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

richard said...

hey Lisa!

Wow, sorry to hear that you don't and will not marry same-sex couples. I gotta say, i think you are missing out!! i just got back from spinning my first legal lesbian wedding... and i don't think i have ever been to a wedding infused with so much love, beauty... and triumph and meaning. For those of us who take getting married for granted (relatively), this important day of ritualized and witnessed commitment takes on a whole other level of significance for those who have fought to enjoy the right to marry the (consenting, loving adult) person they want to spend the rest of their lives with.

It felt like i was watching one of the first interracial couples get married, when that was just becoming legal. and the idea of interracial marriage being illegal just seems so absurd and forgotten now. check out Leslie's post in Tribe 8: No On Prop 8 for a perspective from someone whose heterosexual parents went through hell to get married, and as someone who now would also face almost identical struggles to her parents.

i am glad that you feel that there should not be separate laws for LGBT folks and hetero folks though! so i know you are with me on that.

thanks again for your candor and words! bless up


richard said...

one more thing Lisa... did you find Wanda to be maybe a lil bit funny??