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Kim Kardashian Divorce vs. Gay Marriage Supporters

Should Short Celeb Marriages Be an Argument For Gay Marriage?

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries's 72-day marriage was the latest short celebrity marriage, and it will surely not be the last. And while you may not see the connection between quickie celeb divorces and gay marriage, some supporters of same-sex marriage are using Kim's short-lived romance for their cause.

The argument is that opponents of gay marriage say homosexual couples "cheapen" the sanctity of marriage, but those in support of gay marriage — including same-sex couples who have been together for decades — are fighting back by saying heterosexual couples that only stay married for months are the ones who cheapen the institution.

I see their point, and I'd agree that quickie marriages are damaging and shouldn't be glorified, but this argument is a little shaky. The last thing we'd want is a battle of who has the better and longer relationships, gay couples or heterosexual couples? What do you think?

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dashsuede dashsuede 4 years
There shouldn't have to be an argument at all, gays should just be able to marry. Personally, I don't think there is anything sacred about marriage in general and people need to get over it.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 4 years
** I don't think they're trying to... **
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 4 years
Urinal cake... nice. It's funny you say that Pistil, my cousin was hetero-married for less time than Kim. So to some extent... it is reality. I don't think they're not trying to turn this into us-vs-them, they're trying to say that violating the sanctity of marriage isn't some gays can exclusively do, or heteros can exclusively do. It's a personal choice, unrelated to sexuality. Agreed SKG, when it comes to cheapening marriage by treating it as a form of entertainment- and not a sacred union between two individuals- tres is 100% guilty.
stephley stephley 4 years
God Fuzzles has such a way with words! :)
fuzzles fuzzles 4 years
Agreed with Stephley. It's like comparing a urinal cake to an actual wedding cake.
stephley stephley 4 years
I don't think it's a fight over who has better and longer relationships, but over what cheapens marriage: high priced stunt weddings or loving relationships between same sex partners.
Pistil Pistil 4 years
When did reality TV become synonymous with reality?
amber512 amber512 4 years
While there are better reasons, it's sure frustrating to see yet another heterosexual couple be so nonchalant about marriage (celebrity or not).
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 4 years
There are like a million better arguments for gay marriage, but sure, whatever.
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