72 days ago Kim Kardashian married NBA star Kris Humphries. The world went completely cra cra. I’m still baffled why anyone actually gave a shit about this wedding and all the hype surrounding it. Perhaps I’m cynical because, being a lesbian; I’m denied the option of legally wedding my partner of over 16 years. Not that I really believe a legal certificate makes a relationship real (clearly Kardashian made that point for me), but having that option available to you seems like a fair enough request. It especially seems like a fair request when ridiculous shams like this happen. Not that I can slight Kardashian, I mean she got rich off this deal…mostly because people go completely crackerjack insane over fairy tale weddings. If I were her, I’d be laughing at all the morons who bought into this shit and skipping to the bank to cash all the checks (checks, BTW, that add up to $27,000,000). I think a writer for Chicago Now put it best: “I figured out that between the $10MM cost of her wedding (she didn’t pay a dime) and the reported 17MM she received for doing it, it was $651 per minute marriage. Or $10.85 per second. Minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. In a 40 hour work week that comes to $290; per year it’s $15,080. So basically, the amount that was spent on Kimbo getting married would pay a minimum wage annual salary to 1,800 people.” Click here for full story.
I’ve never watched her show, I didn’t care that she got married and I don’t so much care that she is getting divorce, but the principal of it all annoys me. I’d like to make a joke about it and say this is “true” history, but it is just true. Setting aside a group of people and denying the right to marriage is discrimination. I don’t really get mad about it, because you get used to that kind of stuff. But I do get mad, when something like the Kardashian wedding and now divorce after 72 days happens. Gays should be able to make a mockery out of the sanctity of marriage just like the straights. It just isn’t fair.