Operation Marriage


I don’t think we can be friends anymore. What? Sorry. Zach! You can’t just say that and
walk away. My Dad says your parents aren’t
really married, and that two women can’t be married and it’s against
God’s plan. That’s not true. I wish I could punch Zach. Why can’t you and Mama Lee just get
married already? Yeah! But… I thought you were already
married. We had a commitment ceremony; we
couldn’t get a marriage license back then. So, you’re not really married. We’ve done everything possible to
have the same rights as married people. We both adopted you
together. You have nothing to worry about. Hey, what are you guys doing here? Where is a the video of you and Mama Kathy’s
commitment ceremony? I found it! Today is the public affirmation and acknowledgement
of all that you… People like Zach don’t think you’re married. You know, honey, we worked a really long time
for the right to get married, and now that we have it, some
people just want to to take it away. But that’s why you need to get married now.
So we can have all the rights of a real family, like being able to
see you in the hospital if something happens to you… and, I hear you
can actually save money on taxes, Mom. Well with all the money we’re saving we could
maybe go on that Alaskan Whale Watching trip. We’ve been
planning it. Whose side are you on? You want to get married, don’t you, Mama Lee? Getting married is a lot of trouble. We’d
all have to get dressed up, you’d have to wear a suit and tie. we’d
have to invite Auntie Bea. Bleahh. You didn’t think about that, did you? You
know marriage is just an old-fashioned idea that people think
has to be one certain way. And they’re afraid of change. That’s why we have to make them not afraid. You are so smart. I love you. I love you,
too. I love you, Mama Lee.
Good night, sweetheart. Good night, lovebirds. Good night. Mama Lee wants to get married. I think Mama Kathy does too. They just don’t know it yet. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Operation Marriage? Let’s blast wedding music every
morning. The wedding march and “Celebration,” by Kool and the
Gang… What’s that? It’s a great song that they play at every
wedding. I know… We can make a wedding card. Or even better, a wedding program! This is such a great program. Well…? When are you going to do
it? I don’t know. I just don’t know. [Honking, protesters yelling.] Excellent, yes, yes. Now that you have that
in your hand. Let’s do that shelving in the kitchen. Zach, honey, hold that straight. Oh, sorry.
Hold that corner up there. Why do we have to put this up? Zach, you want
to tell Mama why we have to put this up. Ah, marriage is between a man and a woman. But what about your friend, Alex? Alex. Yeah. What’s wrong? You know Zach? He was whispering
something to Josh when I came into class, and they have a sign up in
the yard. I saw the sign too. I don’t why
he stopped being friends with you. His mom says he’s confused. Mom, you hafta get married. For
real! [music]
Our mommies said we could invite two friends. I didn’t invite Zach. Your hair came out really good. I did really
well. What do you think about me? What should I do? White flowers. Such a good
idea. [music] Ready? Lee, take Kathy’s ring and place it
on her left finger and repeat after me. I give you this ring. I give you this ring.
As a sign that I chose you. As a sign that I chose you. And as a reminder that I will
always love you. And as a reminder that I will always love
you. Kathy, take Lee’s ring and place it on her
left finger and repeat after me. I give you this ring. I give you this ring.
As a sign that I chose you. As a sign that I chose you. And as a reminder that I will
always love you. And as a reminder that I will always love
you. Since you have consented to be together in
the bond of matrimony and have pledged yourselves together in front of these loving
friends and family, I now pronounce yourselves wives in marriage. You may now seal this beautiful
union with a kiss. And here is my mom, my Mama Kathy and Mama
Lee. A month later, we were sad to hear
that Prop 8 passed, but we were so glad our parents were married
before that happened. [Knocks.]
Um, we brought these for you… We’re sorry about everything. No
matter what… we, uh… No matter what happens, we want to
be friends. Well, come on in.

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