Doug Stanhope is probably my favorite progressive comic right now. Much like George Carlin and Bill Hicks, he isn’t very mainstream due to his controversial views.
Here’s a clip from one of this specials where he bashes marriage- gay, straight, or otherwise.
Now that some of my peers are getting married, I just feel awkward about being invited to their weddings. As Doug points out, “Don’t think for a second that anyone wants to actually go to your wedding!” Half of me wants to support my friends, and the other half thinks that marriage doesn’t work.
A lot of Doug’s points make perfect sense but will they ever be the majority opinion? I highly doubt it in my lifetime. Marriage is an industry for a lot of people and as long as there is money to be made in Hollywood and on jewelry it’ll still exist.