The awesome blog gayrights.change.org just dug up this classic Golden Girls clip that was way before it’s time. Although we’re still struggling with making marriage possible for everybody, Sophia Petrillo was preaching the importance of equal rights back when they were holding it down on ABC at 8:30 PM.
This clip, for those of you who don’t remember, is when Blanche’s brother was set to marry his partner, much to Blache’s dismay. Sophia steps in and explains to Blanche that her brother wants to marry his boyfriend for the same reasons she wanted to marry her late husband. “That’s what [gay couples] want too. Everyone wants someone to grow old with, and shouldn’t everyone have that chance?”, she asks. Blanche has an “a-ha” moment, we have an “a-ha” moment, millions of people across the country have something click in their head for the first time because one of the Golden Girls said it. Deep!