Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Fraud of the Rings
Now I know why California approved Prop 8: They really take the sanctity of marriage seriously out there.
From the Huffington Post:
"A brief tease for the fourth season finale of MTV's 'The Hills' that aired Monday seemed to indicate that (Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag) have made their unofficial Mexican wedding ceremony a legitimate marriage in California. The pair were shown walking into a courtroom with Pratt's sister, Stephanie Pratt, while a judge smiled down on them from the bench.
'I, Heidi, take thee, Spencer,' Montag coos in the preview.
Despite all the official trappings, the tease of legitimate nuptials for the pair may be just that. A Los Angeles Superior Court official said Tuesday that MTV was recently granted permission to shoot in a courtroom in Beverly Hills, but it was done after hours -- and that's not one of their judges sitting on the bench in 'The Hills' footage.
MTV was granted permission to film 'what purported to be a wedding outside of court hours' at the Beverly Hills courthouse, court spokesman Allan Parachini said Tuesday. He did not know who the participants were in the wedding, but Parachini said court officials wanted the filming to be treated as a news event."
So to recap: MTV and these two oxygen-wasting attention whores can perpetrate a fraud, staging a fake wedding to create a phony marriage that every worthless fucking tabloid in America will eat up like Soma, and a California court is more than happy to be complicit in the whole disgusting thing -- but gay people who are truly in love can't get married.
The injustice is so profound that I honestly wouldn't even know where to begin correcting it.
Although I think beating Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag to death with hammers would at least be a step in the right direction.