02 November 2011

Gay Marriage Cheapens the Institution?

Kim shouldn’t shoulder this alone. Let’s take a look at some other loving couples who have availed themselves of the opportunity to show their lifetime commitment to each other:

Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon
60 Days (divorce)

Chris Kattan and Sunshine Tutt
53 Days (divorce)

Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman
32 Days

Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas
30 Days (divorce)

Axl Rose and Erin Everly
26 Days (divorce)

Mario Lopez and Ali Landry
14 days (divorce)

Cher and Greg Allmann
9 days (divorce)

Dennis Hopper and Michelle Phillips
8 Days (divorce)

Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
2.5 days (annulment)

Zsa Zsa Gabor and Felipe DeAlba
1 day (divorce)

Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker
6 hours (annulment)

Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon
70 days (death)

Del and Phyllis were the first same-sex couple to marry in California when gay marriage was legalized (briefly) in 2008. Prior to that, they were together for 56 years.

Til death do us part.

-Maura McGurk

Maura makes artwork about issues related to the LGBT/queer/gay experience, especially gay bullying. Take a stand against gay bullying by checking out her work, liking it on Facebook, or commenting on her blog.

1 comment:

  1. M: I was definitely thinking about this the other day when I heard new of Kim and what's-his-name on the radio - what a crock of shit! In a time when gay marriage is such an issue, I feel that reality shows like "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," etc. slap us in face. But, not surprisingly, it isn't an issue. Sanctity of marriage my arse!


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