During my hiatus from computer-land, I vaguely caught wind of this story of a lesbian couple being harassed at Dollywood because one of them was wearing a t-shirt that said “Marriage Is So Gay.” My first reaction to that was, well, if this is true, Dolly’s not gonna be happy, not one bit. Here’s the background:
The tempest over Odom’s T-shirt happened on July 9, when she and Tipton, accompanied by a friend and her daughters, arrived at the popular Pigeon Forge, Tenn., park.
Odom and Tipton said what really rankled them was the explanation from the gatekeeper.
“He said it was a family park,” Tipton told the Knoxville News Sentinel newspaper. “Families come in a wide range of definitions these days, and we were with our family.”
Odom said she was furious but agreed to the gatekeeper’s demand because she “didn’t want to make a scene in front of the girls.”
And, as I predicted, Dolly’s not happy about this:
Country star Dolly Parton has personally apologized to a lesbian couple that was stopped at the entrance to her Dollywood theme park because one of the women wore a T-shirt that read, “marriage is so gay.”
“I am truly sorry for any hurt or embarrassment regarding the gay and lesbian T-shirt incident,” she wrote in a statement. “Everyone knows of my personal support of the gay and lesbian community. Dollywood is a family park and all families are welcome.”
That’s right, rogue Dollywood staff. EVERYBODY KNOWS Dolly loves her some gays and lesbians, so be nice.
All of this makes me want to post this song.