From the dreadful GLAAD blog:
The contest is called: “TODAY’s Wedding: Modern Love,” but the application form only lists “bride” and “groom” as the options for couples to choose. […] After speaking with a representative from “Today” we found out that the actual wedding for this latest contest is going to take place at a venue in New York and the couple must be able to legally marry in the state. New York State unfortunately does not yet have marriage equality.
We’re asking the program to look seriously at amending its rules to allow same-sex couples to apply for the contest regardless of whether they can marry in New York State, since committed gay and lesbian couples regularly declare their love in commitment ceremonies across the country. Why not throw a commitment ceremony on “Today” if a same-sex couple is allowed in the contest and ends up winning?
First, the “winning” couple is decided by Today viewers, and if GLAAD thinks that Today viewers would vote for a gay couple over a straight couple to win, they’re even more delusional than I thought. Second, what self-respecting gay couple would want to get married with those clowns in the above pic (oh, jesus, don’t answer that)?
If GLAAD were smart, they’d stop acting like victims and be proud that gay people aren’t allowed to be involved in this shit show. Instead of crying, why not put out a press release acknowledging how great it is that we don’t have to whore ourselves out on teevee? The outrage should be that Today is destroying the sanctity of marriage by turning it into a fucking contest, but by begging to be a part of it, GLAAD is just as stupid and worthless as NBC.