If marriage is hell, why spare homosexuals?


If you really want homosexuals to suffer, allow them to wed so they're forced to endure the torture of marriage just like straight people. That's the odd reverse logic employed by this humorous three-minute video, which stars Justin Long and Mike White as a gay couple who get married and quickly learn to despise each other. (Everything from urine-covered toilet seats to penis-mural surfboards drives them apart.) The video, for which all the talent involved worked for free, was created by opponents of California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state in 2008. "If you disagree with the homosexual lifestyle, support overturning Prop 8, and make them get married, like the rest of us," says the voiceover. The ad points to MakeHomosexualsMarry.org, which redirects to a Facebook page that says: "To the 44% of Californians who think homosexuals should not be allowed to marry. Why would you support Prop 8 and spare them from a long, unforgiving lifetime of wedded torment?" The video is comical, but preaches to the choir. It's hard to imagine many (in fact, any) Prop 8 supporters changing their minds by seeing a gay man masturbating to Internet porn. Via Osocio.

—Posted by Tim Nudd