Italians, Marriage, Gays, and Fidelity
This is something that surprised me a little. It sounds valid, and I did check other sources.
An amendment to Italy’s Civil Code would remove references to “fidelity” from the institution of marriage, following the model adopted for Italy’s gay civil unions.
Passed earlier this year, the Italian civil unions bill omitted references to fidelity and marital faithfulness, and referred simply to “moral and material support” and “cohabitation.”
And this is interesting, too.
A 2010 Gay Couples Study conducted by Colleen Hoff at the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, San Francisco, found that 47 percent of gay couples had “sex agreements” that specifically allowed sexual activity with others.
You can read the rest here. The bill has passed the Senate and is under review. I know it’s a very conservative publication and I’m linking to it on purpose to prove a point. This is how people who don’t know get an exaggerated impression of gay couples. Here’s a link to another article in the Telegraph.
I’m not familiar with the study in San Francisco, but I do know a lot of gay couples. And that study was done over six years ago before legalized gay marriage. The gay couples I know are mostly monogamous. That’s just from my personal experience. And they are gay couples of all ages. I’m not knocking open marriages, gay or straight. I just don’t know if it’s realistic to mention gay couples this way without doing extensive research, everywhere, and finding gay couples who are willing to participate. I would never participate in a study like that. I’m on the fence with this one.
Cindy Brady, Again
Last week I posted about how Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on the TV show The Brady Bunch, made gay slurs on the radio and was ultimately fired as a result.
Here’s a new twist…
‘This is only about me supporting Trump. And I still do!’ she writes in Facebook post.
She adds: ‘And by the way, how does one get fired from a job they were never paid to do?’
Whether she was paid or not, LA Talk Radio took her off the air for using anti-gay slurs against a gay actor in a Facebook message made public.
Here’s the rest. You can read the gay slurs she made at this link.
James Franco Smacking Guy’s Bare Ass With A Chicken Wing
You have to admit that even a new James Franco story is a nice diversion from politics these days. Franco’s actually talking about a scene he did for a film while he was playing James Dean.
‘Well in this version Paul had kind of changed it … there he is picking stuff up and it’s not tea anymore – it’s Kentucky Fried Chicken.
‘And his pants are down at his ankles, his ass is out … I’m supposed to get on his back and like ride him and say like, “Ride the pig! Ride the pig!” and hit his ass with a chicken wing.’
There’s more here, with a video. It’s a good video of Franco being interviewed by Stephen Colbert.