Tuesday, June 09, 2015

My Two Cents: Glory Johnson and Brittney Griner's Marriage Is Over ... I Guess

Look, I try to stay out of other people’s marriages because, well, it’s none of my business, for one, and, for two, I realize that every marriage is different and who am I to judge yours?
Still, I kinda sometimes sorta wish The Gays would be better at marriage, if only to stem the tide of the ridiculous Rightwingnut War Cry that we somehow ruin marriage by asking for the legal right to it.

Case in point: the nastiest divorce since Bobby Flay and Stephanie March …. The breakup of the marriage of WNBA players Glory Johnson and Brittney Griner.

These two got married last month, and then — twenty-nine days later  Griner wants the marriage annulled.

Gosh, who didn’t see that coming, given that just a month before the wedding ceremony, on April 22nd, Brittney and Glory got into a brawl at their home, that resulted in both of them getting arrested for domestic violence, and with Griner pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and ordered to complete a 26 week domestic violence counseling program; Glory’s case is still pending.

Then came the wedding … and then came, on June 4th, Glory's announcment that she won’t be playing basketball next season because she’s pregnant, followed by Griner filing for an annulment of their 29-day marriage claiming “fraud and duress" and saying Glory “pressured” her into marriage with “threatening statements.” Griner also went all Sherri Shepherd in adding that she has no biological connection to the baby.

Lovely.

Look, it’s their marriage, I know that, and if they wanna brawl and fight and beat the sh*t out of each other, and then put on pretty white clothes and declare their love for one another before God and those witnesses, and then announce their expecting, and then call the whole thing off because, who knows, I guess that’s their right. I just wish they’d thought long and hard before tying the knot; and thought longer and harder before getting pregnant. We really don’t need the conservatives using this as an “I told you so” regarding marriage equality.

And, to be clear, and fair, I know Britney Spears had a two-and-a-half day marriage, and that JLo gets married every time there’s a full moon and an underage boy, but the rightwingnuts don’t care about them, they only care about how we marry, and how we divorce. And so I just wish we, well, by 'we' I mean Griner and Glory, had been better at it, or at least thought about it longer.

That’s all.

6 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

Yup. Freedom is freedom.
Good, bad or downright silly.

anne marie in philly said...

these 2 sound like my sister and her ex; they fought at the reception AND on the honeymoon night!

Michael Dodd said...

Lovely story for Pride Month, huh?

Equal rights means we get to be total jerks, too. And people who don't like us get to call us total jerks, while often being total jerks themselves.

Wish we were better, but as you and I both know, we're just like everyone else. There is no "us" and "them", there's just us -- some of us good, some of us bad, most of us in the middle somewhere. And that's what we want the world to acknowledge and let us be who we are without discrimination and persecution.

Bob Slatten said...

@Michael

Well said, Sir!

Helen Lashbrook said...

However you define or divide people by race, skin colour, sexual preference, religion.......you are always going to get the good, the bad and the ugly, something the Republicans don't want to know

Mitchell is Moving said...

I agree totally.