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Excuse Me, Council - Will You Marry Me?

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The Washington, D.C. Council is currently in the process of hearings on marriage equality, and Andrew Hertzberg and Andy Rollman took their relationship to Capitol Hill on Tuesday in support of equality!

While speaking in front of the council, Hertzberg actually proposed marriage to his partner!!!

So romantic!

Check out the vid above for the positive (and negative) reactions to the proposal.

50 comments to “Excuse Me, Council - Will You Marry Me?”



  1. 1

    That's not romantic. That is making a spectacle for press. Now these two yahoos will rack up a bunch of speaking fees. Oh well, it always comes down to celebrity and money…



  2. 2

    romantic? ew, that's not romantic! Marriage is sooo unromantic! Getting in front of people and going on about love and commitment is nauseating. Marriage is provincial and soooo not romantic! people's love for each other should be private and unique to them. Legalizing something as ephemeral and quixotic as love/passion/lust is antiquated. I would never marry. I don't get it. Gay, straight, animal vegetable or mineral: marriage, ugh. and proposing in front of elected officials? EW!!!

    I was happily unmarried to the same person for nearly 3 decades. Marriage: EW



  3. 3

    Well that was interesting.



  4. 4

    CONGRATS, GOOD FOR THEM, NICE COUPLE. AS FOR THAT BARBARA WOMAN, NICE TOO SEE A BLACK WOMAN OPPOSED TO HUMAN RIGHTS, REAL NICE, THROW HER BLACK ASS IN CHAINS BACK TO THE COTTON FIELDS!!!! SEE HOW FAST SHE CHANGES HER TUNE ON DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ANY PEOPLE FOR ANY REASON!!!!



  5. 5

    nice! A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta DO!



  6. 6

    jeeze that guy in the grey didnt look too happy at getting proposed to…



  7. 7

    So unromantic. But a step forward.



  8. 8

    haha, No respect??? Hm, way to go black lady. Civil Rights are soooo disrepectful arnt they… Jesus Faaaking Christbags.



  9. 9

    lol this was on my newstation……..haha.



  10. 10

    LOL the guy didn't even seem happy!

    And what a tacky marriage proposal…

  11. ap076 says – reply to this


    11

    When are they going to get it we don't want their stinking churches.



  12. 12

    omg that was soo cute



  13. 13

    City Council is not the same as Capitol Hill… They are two seperate bodies of Government - City Council meets at the Wilson Building….please update your text.



  14. 14

    Even as a gay man (and a handsome gay man at that…) I even find this kind of queer…

    Was this an episode of the Hills, because it sure seemed scripted?

  15. buck says – reply to this


    15

    ….and then andrew and andy went to the bank and tried to open a checking account with last weeks lottery ticket. life is so fun when your head is in the clouds.



  16. 16

    It doesn't matter what an individual's sexual preferences are, certain moments should be kept between the individuals. This is one of them.



  17. 17

    SOOOOOO fricken gross… yuck…



  18. 18

    Am for gay marriage though this seems like a publicity stunt AND it did not seem genuine.



  19. 19

    Good for them. The council needs a swift kick in the ass to give gays the same rights are every other married couple. the end.



  20. 20

    Not everyone is religious, not everyone believes what YOU believe, so why must people keep imposing their religious views on others. This shouldn't be about religion, this should be about EQUALITY. That African American woman should know something about EQUALITY…since African Americans didn't have rights for so many years…and why was that? So many reasons, but the most important one was the fact that religion was used to suppress blacks. Like now a days it is used to suppress OUR EQUAL RIGHTS AS A QUEER COMMUNITY. But its all good, because trust that we WILL WIN this fight even if it takes decades WE WILL come out on top. Before I die I will get married or die trying.

  21. BOKO says – reply to this


    21

    They should invite the pols to the ceremony, too, but only if they pass the measure.



  22. 22

    I liked the look on the guys face sitting next to them..He was like WTF?



  23. 23

    Very inappropiate. You're not at your favorite restaurant or on the Jumbotron at a football game morons.



  24. 24

    Re: Independent Thinker – Really? So all these straight couples that go out and propose in the streets or at restaurants or parks, anywhere in public is ok but its not ok for a gay couple to do the same? Im pretty sure there would not be this much negativity coming out if it were a straight couple that was on there and proposing.



  25. 25

    They should have also proposed to the black man sitting next to them. He looks so leftover by the whole deal. It's not fair! Please marry the black guy too!



  26. 26

    THERE WAS A TIME WHEN that black woman would not have been ALLOWED IN THAT BUILDING! People would not have sat next to her! And now she says this shit about others? How QUICKLY some people forget.



  27. 27

    seperation of Church and State….The End



  28. 28

    How can a black person say they oppose gay marriage. When the civil right movement happened, we chanted We shall overcome. I guess it's ok for civil rights for black but not gay people. And no, you don't choose to be gay, your born that way, so don't say you don't choose to be black.



  29. 29

    First of all, this was a charade and completely inappropiate. You are supossed to be working, deciding important things, not playing or goofing around. You want to propose, do it in an appropiate place.

    Secondly, it amazes me how ignorant a lot of people are. So the black woman should instantly be in favor of gay marriage just because she is black? Can't she have a different opinion? She is free to express what she thinks and it's not a contradiction that being black she is against gay marriage. Granting rights to black people can not be compared to allowing gay people to get married. You know why? Because there is no such thing as a gay marriage, it doesn't exist. And it's not discrimination because marrying someone from your own sex is not a right!!!!!! It's not like I (being straight) can get married with a person of my same sex!!! The prohibition is not based on people's sexual orientarion. NO ONE has the right to gay marriage!!!! Therefore, it's not discrimination!!!!!! And don't start to talk about not being able to marry the person you love because the legal institution of marriage has nothing to do with love!!!! It doesn't matter to the law if you are actually in love with the other person!!! Certain type of relationships are recognised by the law because it favors objectives deemed valuable by society, like procreation, and so on.

    Ps: I speak spanish, so don't attack me based on my grammar or spelling, just reply to my reasoning or my arguments.



  30. 30

    It's not wrong because it was done in public, it's wrong because they were in the process of hearings!!!! It requires certain respect and formalities.



  31. 31

    Well hello there. I would like to inform everyone that I am getting the hell outa DODGE. I am English and my partner is Canadian. He has lived with me in Boston and Florida for the past thirteen years. Well he is being deprted back to Canada. So I am going with him. Guess what. We can get married and I will be allowed to stay in Canada….Then we are moving to England. And guess what we can marry there too. I have been here for 21 years and seen almost all of the free world allow marriage of two men or two women. America is meant to be the most powerful country in the world????? Ok and its also the most civalised….NOT….I wish you all luck with the fight for equal rights…I hope it happens. I pray it happens….I want it now and thankfully we are going where we can. I can not wait any longer….I love you all



  32. 32

    Can you say SWANK



  33. 33

    Re: BlakeLively – Your a person who can get married because you want to marry someone of the opposite sex. Good for you that you want to spend YOUR life with someone of the opposite sex, You can marry the girl and being your wife she make important descions in and for YOUR life.
    Try to imagine if you wanted to spend the rest of your life with someone of the same sex. That might be hard to imagine with a closed mind. So open your mind and try to imagine how you would feel if you were denied the same protection under the law that heterosexual couples have. Imagine it being ok under law to descriminate against you at work, on the street, or even searving your country just because of who you want to share Your life with.
    It's not right . It's not right. It is against everything Our country stands for. EQAULITY =
    WE NEED TO CO-EXIST



  34. 34

    Re: PrettiGyrl
    You can spend your life with whoever you want, or is there a law against that? But you can not call marriage something that, by definition, is not marriage.

    In my country gay people have the right to civil unions, but it is different from marriage.

    Besides, I don't get why would someone insist so much on getting married… it's because of the money issue? I guess you can make a contract for that.



  35. 35

    I think it's hilarious the church is still playing God on the gay marriage issue. There's a little thing in this country called SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, and it was put into place a long time ago by our ancestors for a very good reason.



  36. 36

    hey delusional hypocrite.. thats not in any way romantic.. thats a disgraceful fame whore…had that been a straight couple you would accuse them of making a spectacle of marriage. so gross



  37. 37

    The Church has nothing to do. I never talked about the church or moral or anything like that. So I stand by my point.



  38. 38

    I thought it was a bit awkward but very cute.

  39. Maxx says – reply to this


    39

    aweee, i for one, am totally for gay marriage!
    And good for them! That was totally cute (:
    I didnt like some of the comments by the people who are against gay marriage,
    if they have a problem with the world evolving,
    Chill out Grandma, pull that broom stick outta your ass and lighten up!
    The world changes every day, and their getting all hyped up about Love?
    :/ I guess thats just my opinion,



  40. 40

    My God.



  41. 41

    WHOA WHOA WHOA! TO MISS BARBARA MORGAN - THE ARIFCAN AMERICAN WOMAN WHO GAVE HER 2 CENTS AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE IN THIS CLIP,I SAY TO YOU SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU!
    YOU ARE A BLACK WOMAN WHO HAD TO LIVE THRU DISCRIMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND YOU AND YOUR FELLOW AFRICAN AMERICANS STRUGGLED AND PRAYED EACH DAY FOR EQUAL RIGHTS UNTIL YOU ACHIVED SUCH THING ARE YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO OPPOSE GAY MARRIAGE?

    WTF IS WRONG WITHT HIS PICTURE PEOPLE? JESUS!! BLACKPEOPLE HAD TO ESCAPE SLVERY THRU THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE UP HERE IN CANADA, AND GAY PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO MARRY UP HERE AS WELL.. I SAY, TO ALL YOU AMERICANNS WHO ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST, COME HERE AND APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP. HERE, YOU ARE TREATED LIKE DIGNIFIED HUMAN BEINGS.



  42. 42

    wow really? the churches raised a concern that the bill might threaten churches? well that's a news breaking shocker. who would have guessed they'd say that? if only church and state were combined in America…
    it wasn't supposed to be romantic or random. it was supposed to make a political point. duh.
    it's fine when we have to have religion shoved down our throats while publicly disrupting hearings all the time. I wonder how they like it.



  43. 43

    Re: BlakeLively – Very well written and balanced .



  44. 44

    Good for them! That WAS sweet! (And brave!) :)



  45. 45

    Bravo & Congrats Andrew & Andy!!



  46. 46

    If gay marriage is allowed and accepted in society, It certainly takes away from the institution and what was once sacred. I would never marry if this goes through because marriage would no longer hold the meaning that God had intended no matter what God you believe in. If it was intended that there be one sex, we wouldn't have two. Think about it people. And, yes they did make a specticul of themselves. What straight person would do that? It's supposed to be private.



  47. 47

    Re: Vexation – thanks for making me laugh……i love that someone's making a funny out of this…..
    Crystal and Sneakers…



  48. 48

    Way to go voters of Maine! You people are so courageous! (sarcasm)

  49. yerm says – reply to this


    49

    Barbara Morgan = Dumb bitch. Indeed there was a time when she would not have been ALLOWED in there! Yup some people do forget, you would think that she would understand what it is like not to have equal rights! I hope she gets run over by a big ole bus, stupid cow. A bit scripted tho, and weird.



  50. 50

    Well, as somebody related to one of the Andys, I can tell you that this was very sincere and they are both so happy. It's not about money or a publicity stunt… it's about love.