She is upset with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for getting married last month in France. You may or may not know that the couple vowed in 2006 to wait for marriage until "everyone else in the county who wants to be married is legally able." Graf said that same-sex couples still cannot get married, so now we should all boycott the couple. I presume that she means that we should avoid any and all movies, TV shows, magazines, etc. that feature either of the pair.
That's Graf's prerogative.
But truthfully, this is a much different world than 2006 USA when same-sex couples were barred from marriage everywhere except Massachusetts and Vermont (if you could civil unions) and where the federal government refused to acknowledge those legal marriages.
I mean, she's writing for the Daily Iowan -- in a state that's featured same-sex marriages for over five years! It's 2014 -- 19 states permit same-sex marriage. So does Washington DC. So do several Native American tribal governments. The U.S. Government recognizes all same-sex marriages -- even those that exist in states that don't recognize our marriages. And pretty much every federal court and court of appeals that has heard cases involving recognition of our marriages have ruled in our favor.
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So it's hard to hold it against Pitt and Jolie for going ahead and getting married.
I mean, I got married. I know lots of gay and lesbian couples who have gotten married. Should we all have waited until everyone could get married in their home town?
So "boycott Brangelina" for the right reason, America! Insist that people stop merging their first names! And then cut the couple a little slack.