Absurd Anti-Gay Group’s Tweet Sparks #WhenIMarryMyself Twitterstorm October 13, 2014

Absurd Anti-Gay Group’s Tweet Sparks #WhenIMarryMyself Twitterstorm

On Monday afternoon, the National Organization for Marriage, one of the biggest anti-LGBT groups on record, basically broke the Internet with this tweet:

That tweet — When #marriage is redefined, what prevents a person from “marrying” his/herself? — was accompanied by a link to a story about a woman named Grace Gelder who held a “self-marriage ceremony” as a symbolic gesture of self-acceptance and self-love:

 I’d been essentially single for almost six years and built up this brilliant relationship with myself. Nevertheless, I was aware of getting into a rut, where a relationship with someone else seemed like too much hard work. So I really wanted to pay tribute to this adventurous period of self-discovery but, at the same time, look forward to a new phase. …

I really don’t see it as any kind of feminist statement, but creating a wedding of this kind on my own terms felt incredibly empowering.

Of course, NOM made it into a gay thing. And in response, the hashtag #WhenIMarryMyself trended nationwide, forcing us to reflect on how different our lives would be if we all put a ring on… ourselves.

I don’t have to explain why this is maybe the most hilarious, desperate argument any conservative group has ever made against marriage equality. Instead, here’s a roundup of the Internet’s most glorious reactions to NOM’s utter confusion.

Makes Thanksgiving easier.

Not gonna lie, this is my dream proposal. What a way to make sure I get what I’ve always wanted!

Can I get some of those without applying for a marriage license?

Important question.

Okay, I laughed out loud.

Finally, a loophole that works!

One mind is better than two.

Claim what is rightfully yours!

The scary part is that this will be their next argument.

Wishing you all a joyous self-wedding!

"White evangelicalism stopped being about Jesus a long time ago. It’s been warped into a ..."

Sign at “Friendship” Baptist Church in ..."
"https://uploads.disquscdn.c..."

Sign at “Friendship” Baptist Church in ..."
"I’m not prepared to call them pushovers. It didn’t sound like they ended the Pledge ..."

After Trump Threats, Pledge Returns to ..."
"It's why I read Rick Riodian, Anne McCaffrey, Julian May, JKR and even Piers Anthony. ..."

“The Bachelorette” Trashed Christian Purity Culture ..."

Browse Our Archives

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment