The same-sex marriage issue is a hot topic in the U.S. Some are for it and some are not, but no matter what the outcome, we are completely fascinated by the topic for various reasons. Homosexuality in itself is a conversation, now to bring God into the mix with a wedding is revving things back up again, especially among young people.
In Kentucky, a wedding between a member of Kappa Alpha Psi and his partner in September at the Mansion at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington, has gotten the black community on its feet and everyone is reallllly having a conversation on same-sex marriage. The video of the two men entitled “Robert + Nathanael 9.8.12″ hit the Internet recently and immediately went viral.
The fraternity is an African American male fraternity that was created on the campus of Indiana University in 1911, but they permit anyone to join. They are known for their smooth moves with a cane that are succinctly syncopated, and choreographed and the fraternity is represented by the colors, red and white. And as you will see in the video, the grooms were in total agreement of the color scheme. They didn’t have to think hard on that one.
Of course the nuptials received it’s bad and good comments, but most were congratulatory. At the time of this report, the video garnered 134,271 views, and of those views 1,967 “likes” and just 100 “dislikes.” It appears that same sex marriage is more accepted by African Americans than ever thought before, whether you belong to a prominent African American fraternity or not. It doesn’t seem to matter. Check out the wedding for yourself and tell us what you think.
(retraction: in the original story, we incorrectly reported that both men were members of Kappa Alpha Psi, but only Nathanael Gay is a member. Thank you to our loyal readers for noticing our mistake.)