I interviewed a Communications Major student at Texas A&M University, who happens to be a mother. This is her response to the article and the issues covered within it:
Me: “Do you think it’s fair that Edie and Thea were engaged for so long and that they couldn’t wear an engagement ring? Do you think it’s right that they are denied tax status and health benefits, things that other married couples have the privilege of?”
Interviewee: “No it’s not fair. This is a nation founded on so many freedoms. We still haven’t learned from the past! Stop unfairly treating people. Leave them alone. Be who and what you want to be and let others do the same.”
Designer Rita Vinieris made a bold statement this past Sunday. As a bridal designer of the line Rivini, she had two wedding-clad model walk down the runway holding hands. This is creatively symbolic of walking down the aisle; this shows the ever-growing accepting of same sex marriages. This designer is appealing by marketing to engaged gay couples as well as couples that support gay marriage. Rita is not the only designer to take advantage of this social change.
“In January 2013, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld made a similar statement when he had two brides walk down the catwalk hand-in-hand during Paris Fashion Week.”
Just look at those two beautiful dresses! Thoughts on this fashionable use of marketing?
“The GCC is an alliance made up of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman…Homosexuality is punishable by law in these nations. Penalties range from jail time to death, The Washington Post highlighted in June.”
These countries are wanting to conduct “tests” in order to deny entry of gay people into their country. I don’t exactly know what these “tests” consist of, but I don’t like the sound of them.