After almost a week of accepting it, I feel it my duty to clear
up the “discrepancy” about the political cartoon posted in Monday’s
Collegian; as it seems the majority of the campus has yet to
understand its punch line.
I must admit, that I too was outraged at the idea that The
Collegian would print such a strip. That is until I noticed one
small detail … in the right hand of one of the “married” men was
a document with the heading “CA Marriage License” … at which
point I commenced in laughing my head off. The comic was obviously
referencing just a few weeks ago when, in San Francisco, a few of
the city’s officials began handing out marriage licenses to gay
couples in brief, yet legally invalid, two-minute ceremonies.
McCoy wasn’t making jest of same-sex marriage; he was making fun
of the fact that America seems so ready for it, but is caught in
the web of legal bull that makes America, America. But apparently
CSU students are quicker at sending in complaints than analyzing
the very articles they complain about. So for those who were too
quick for the quip, embrace the humor … at the rate we’re at, it
won’t be around for long.