This past weekend, reality star Khloe Kardashian married NBA star Lamar Odom after a “whirlwind” one month courtship. They’ve known each other for one month, but felt 100% ready to spend the rest of their lives together. Forever and ever.
Really? Well, okay then. Lots of luck to the happy couple. I’m sure the fact that she’s got a new reality show that’s struggling in the ratings and he’s debuting a new clothing line have NOTHING to do with their desire to get married so quickly.
Of course, this type of quickie wedding is nothing new for celebrities. And, when the inevitable divorce happens, it will be a surprise to no one. It seems to me that marriage in Hollywood is seen as just another disposable item that one can grow tired of and discard, like a old car or a worn-out pair of shoes.
What makes me truly sad is that there are consenting adults in this country who have been together and devoted to each other for years, are deeply in love, and believe strongly in the sanctity of marriage. And yet, they cannot get married because they are in love with a person of the same sex. I don’t understand the logic behind that.
Anyone who says that gay marriage undermines and detracts from the institution of marriage needs to get their priorities straight: why don’t they speak up when heterosexuals make a mockery of matrimony by marrying and divorcing in record time?
I agree that there has been a breakdown in the strength of the “family unit” in the U.S. over the past few decades, but it’s not because homosexuals are trying to alter the way people view marriage–heterosexuals have done a pretty good job screwing that up all on their own.