Sarah Silverman has some interesting demands on her potential marriage. The 44-year old comedienne refuses to get married until everyone can do the same, according to an article on People. According to the article, Silverman refuses to get married until same sex marriage is legalized everywhere, and she even went as far as to call the bans on same sex marriage “elitist.”
Silverman is just one of a host of stars who have spoken out for equal rights for the Gay and Lesbian communities, with others including rapper Macklemore, pop legend Madonna, and singer Mary Lambert. The times certainly are a-changin’, and more and more states are legalizing same sex marriage. It’s unclear what exactly Silverman’s protest will do for the community, but many people will probably appreciate the fact that Sarah is so involved in protecting gay rights.
The Jerusalem Post noted that Silverman made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she spoke about her chosen form of protest and why she believed it was so important to take a stand.
“Who would? I mean, that said, I love when my friends get married and I’m so happy for them. But I just don’t understand the instinct to want to join a club that is elitist.”
Ouch. Pretty strong words from Silverman, who’s known for such films as School of Rock and 2014’s comedy A Million Ways To Die In The Old West. Silverman also recently joined the cast of the TV show Masters of Sex. Thus far, 37 of the 50 U.S. states (and certain counties in Missouri) have legalized same sex marriage. So, when or if all fifty states legalize the practice, will Silverman get married? We don’t know, but an article in US Magazine in which Silverman called the very act of marriage “barbaric” hints that the answer’s no for now.
Only time will tell whether we will get same sex marriage legalized in every state in the U.S. or even every country in the world. In the meantime, expect Sarah Silverman to not even don an engagement ring until our country’s issues with same sex marriage are resolved one way or the other. As Silverman’s Twitter account reveals, she is also involved in other political actions, such as the movement to end Citzens United as well as a push for women’s rights that will be recognized around the globe.
What are your thoughts on the Sarah’s protest? Even if you’re on the same side as her, do you believe Silverman’s protests will be effective? Or is the world simply too oblivious to notice the actions of one (albeit very famous) person? Is Sarah Silverman a positive or negative example for people to follow?
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