Wednesday, March 17, 2010
DEAR ESB: my boyfriend won't get married until EVERYONE can get married
Obviously, every human person should have the right to marry whomever he or she chooses. But I don't think that's the issue at stake here.
You're twenty-two. Way too young to get married. You and your boyfriend should be traveling the world together, working your asses off in your respective jobs, breaking up and getting back together again* and figuring your shit out. What's the rush?
It sounds to me like your boyfriend is hiding behind his political convictions because he's afraid to tell you he's not ready. When he wants to marry you, he will marry you, whether we happen to be living in a democratic utopia or under a right-wing dictatorship.
*Or not. My college boyfriend was an absolute doll, but I'm glad I'm not married to him.
(Photo of January Jones and Jon Hamm by Annie Leibovitz courtesy of Vanity Fair. EDIT: How stoked am I that Mad Men starts up again on Sunday? STOKED.**)
**Update: I am not that stoked for reruns. WHEN IS SEASON FOUR GONNA AIR?**