Whenever the whole gay marriage debate pops up you expect the usual players to sound off. The righteous argue it’s Sodom and Gomorrah Part Du and will invite God’s wrath, while people who think the personal lives of others isn’t any of their business are all for it. The last person you expect to hear from on the issue is Dana White.
But Dana touched on it during a media event yesterday when discussing Liz Carmouche – MMA’s first openly gay fighter.
“I love what she did. I know I have the big ‘homophobe’ persona and people think I’m some homophobe. I’m the furthest thing from it. I think its ridiculous its 2013 and the government tells two people they can’t marry each other. Who is the government to tell two people who say they love each other they can’t be married? It’s ridiculous.”
The homophobe persona Dana is referring to is of course his infamous 2009 Youtube rant where he called Loretta Hunt a “bitch,” and used the word “faggot.” I never thought Dana was a homophobe because of that. I just thought he was kind of a prick. Regardless, as someone who believes that what consenting adults do is none of my damn business, I appreciate Dana’s position, and his support for his fighter.
And not to be the immature jerk here, not intentionally anyway, lesbians are just awesome, and not just because they produce the finest of pornography. Last summer I was an usher in a lesbian wedding, and I gotta tell you, once you accept the fact that your chances of scoring some bitter-unmarried-bridesmaid trim are exponentially lower than at a traditional wedding, those chicks throw one hell of a party.
On a serious note, it’s a dicey thing these days for a business leader to make public statements about hot-button social issues. Remember what happened with Chik-fil-A this past summer? Boycotts, counter-boycotts, and silliness of all sorts. Once the “family values” crew catches wind of this it’s quite possible they will start some shit. Hey, maybe we’ll all get lucky and they’ll boycott The Ultimate Fighter.