This morning when I heard that Conan O’Brien had officiated at a gay wedding broadcast live on his late-night talk show, I was a bit skeptical. I really expected it to be something done for laughs.
And then I watched the video, and instead, it was very sweet. The two men — costume designer Scott Cronick and his partner David Gorshein — are obviously very much in love and were very happy as they exchanged their vows there in front of friends and family (and the national TV audience). And instead of making it into a joke, Conan apparently took his job as officiant very seriously.
I think that having the love these two men obviously have for each other and their shining happiness on their wedding day on TV this way is a great way to fight the homophobia and bigotry that stands in the way of marriage equality nationwide.
Watch for yourself: