No Brasil, não há a autorização legal, mas tmabém não há previsão expressa contra o casamento gay. O que há é uma previsão expressa no código civil de que o casamento ocorre entre homem e mulher, previsão esta que alguns apontam como inconstitucional, exatamente por privar os homossexuais de se unirem civilmente a fim de constituir uma família.
Bem, esse vazio legal em relação aos gays também existia e nos EUA. Em maio de 2008, a Suprema Corte da Califórnia adotou a interpretação ampliativa do direito à isonomia, entendendo que os gays tinham direito de se casar. O que os tradicionalistas preconceituosos e xaropes pensaram: vamos legislar e proibir expressamente essa possibilidade.
Em cada um dos 50 Estados Unidos há uma legislação própria. Na Califórnia, esse movimento “bacana” originou a iniciativa de emendar a constituição estadual, com a chamada Proposta 8, que meu (hiper)amigo Guilherme Senna abordou no seu blog, com indicação do hilário “Prop 8 – The Musical”, estrelado por Jack Black, e John C Reilly, entre outros. A idéia do musical era mostrar o absurdo e a perversidade dessa proposta.
Pesquisei um pouco e descobri que na verdade a iniciativa e a força contra não deram certo: a proposta foi aprovada por 52,3%, ou seja, a Califórnia se posiciona a favor do banimento expresso do casamento entre pessoas do mesmo sexo.
Pelo menos ficamos com a arte:
Gay ensemble (singing): It’s a brand new bright Obama day. What a time to be black, a girl, or gay. No, nothing could go wrong. So, join us in this song of happy days, for the gays, nothing can go wrong!
John C. Reilly and Allison Janney pop up from behind a beach umbrella.
John C. Reilly: Look nobody’s watching. It’s time to spread some hate and put it in the Constitution.
Allison Janney: Now? How?
John C. Reilly: Proposition 8
John C. Reilly unfurls a giant, rolled piece of paper with Prop 8 written at the top in bold letters.
John C. Reilly, Allison Janney and gay ensemble: Proposition 8!
Gay ensemble (frightened): Proposition 8!
The shot cuts to a “conservative” ensemble that includes Kathy Najimy, Jenifer Lewis, Craig Robinson, Rashida Jones, Lake Bell, Sarah Chalke, and Katharine Leonard.
Conservative Ensemble: Right!
John C. Reilly and Conservative ensemble: People listen to our plea. They’ll teach kids about sodomy! Sodomy!
A group of frightened, “average” citizens is shown rushing toward a voting booth and John C. Reilly and the conservative ensemble are shown congratulating themselves.
Gay ensemble: That wasn’t right. That’s a lie!
Conservative ensemble: But it worked, so we don’t care.
Gay ensemble: Now you wish we’d all shut up.
Conservative ensemble: But make our clothes and fix our hair.
Gay Ensemble: And our love’s not a sin.
Conservative ensemble: Well the Bible says it’s so.
Jack Black appears on the stage in the bright, heavenly glow and he is dressed as Jesus.
Jack Black (speaking): Well, the Bible says a lot of things, you know?
Conservative and gay ensembles: Jesus Christ!
Jack Black (speaking): Hey, how’s it going?
John C. Reilly (speaking): Jesus, doesn’t the Bible say these people are an abomination?
Jenifer Lewis: Obamanation!
Jack Black (speaking): Yeah, but you know it says the exact same thing about this shrimp cocktail.
Jack black holds up a shrimp cocktail. The conservative ensemble moves toward the shrimp cocktail.
Conservative ensemble: Mmmm, shrimp cocktail.
Jack Black (speaking): Ba ba ba ba baaaa. Leviticus says that shellfish is an abomination.
Jenifer Lewis: Obamanation!
Maya Rudolph (speaking): What else does the Bible say Jesus?
Jack Black laughs a little.
Jack Black: (speaking) The Bible says a lot of interesting things. (singing) Like you can, stone your wife or sell your daughter into slavery!
John C. Reilly (singing): Well, we ignore those verses.
Jack Black: Well then friend it seems to me, you pick and choose.
Conservative ensemble: We pick and choose.
Jack Black: Well choose love instead of hate. Besides your nation, was built on separation, of church and state. (speaking) See ya later, sinners.
Gay and Conservative ensembles (speaking): Bye Jesus. Goodbye Jesus. Bye.
Kathy Najimy: I love you, Jesus.
The shot cuts back to Marc Shaiman at the piano and Neil Patrick Harris is sitting next to him on the piano bench.
Neil Patrick Harris (speaking): You know, here’s another thought to wrap things up.
Everyone turns to look at Neil Patrick Harris who begins singing and dancing across the stage.
Neil Patrick Harris (singing): Oh, every time a gay or lesbian finds love at the parade…there’s money to be made.
Conservative ensemble: He’s right!
Neil Patrick Harris: each time two grooms say, paint the wedding hall and lavender’s the shade. There’s money to be made.
Conservative ensemble: He has a point.
Neil Patrick Harris: Think of all the carriages and four white horses. There’s millions lost from all of your disapproving.
Conservative ensemble: Well that’s not good.
Neil Patrick Harris: Think of all the lawyers for the gay divorces. Think of the tattoo removing.
Neil Patrick Harris pulls up the shirt of one of the male, gay ensemble members and a tattoo on their stomach vanishes in a sparkling flash.
Conservative ensemble: We get it now. We’ve been such fools.
Neil Patrick Harris and entire cast: I can see. America’s calling me. Gay marriages will save the economy!