I read about Ellen’s wedding today–featured on the cover of People. I read the article, and I was curious as to the rings exchanged, wedding trimmings, etc…(I love wedding stuff)
I noticed that Portia, Ellen’s partner is wearing what a female typically wears in her wedding–a larger engagement type ring, long flowing Cinderalla like dress, etc. Ellen is wearing a band…that is thicker, and is dressed softer, but more masculine. The reason I bring this up, is because I thought it an interesting observation that the way Ellen was dressed, and her ring–appears ‘manly.’ (for lack of a better term) Now, Ellen has always dressed this way, but it was very obvious that Portia seems to have taken on a female role, and Ellen a male one. I thought it interesting because it seems that even with homosexual ‘marriages,’ there still seems to be a need on the part of the partners to play gender roles–even though they are the same gender. Ellen/Portia are not the only people I’ve seen this with, in gay relationships. I have noticed that with friends and prior coworkers in the past as well–someone plays the female role, and the other plays a more masculine role.
Not that it matters all that much…but it got me to thinking that we as human beings, are really naturally drawn to “an opposite” in our relationships, from a gender standpoint. :o It seemed evident at least from Ellen’s wedding.
Do you make similiar observations? I love Ellen as a comedian…really one of my faves. I know that as Catholics, we have a moral obligation to speak truth, and live it. That being said, how do you view these civil unions? Are we as a culture, redefining marriage?
Are you offended by legal unions, or would you only be offended if certain Catholic parishes across America, started bending, and permitting such marriages? ***That would ***offend, me because I know that would offend God’s word…and betray Scripture.
But–in legal unions–should the Church stay separate from state laws?
Just lots of thoughts swirling around after reading about Ellen’s wedding…sorry for rambling.:o Look forward to your replies.