Girls star Lena Dunham refuses to wed until marriage equality is achieved in America
Speaking on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Girls star Lena Dunham revealed she won’t be putting a ring on it until same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 US states. As if we couldn’t love her any more…
‘The idea of having a celebration that can’t be fully shared among all the people in my life and all the people that we love just doesn’t really feel like a celebration at all,’ she revealed before adding:
‘So, until that’s something that everyone can join into with no sense of being left out on any level, politically, emotionally, it’s just not something that we’re gonna do.’
Lena has been dating musician Jack Antonoff, lead guitarist in band Fun, for three years, and has recently fended off rumours of a possible engagement after she was papped wearing a ring on her engagement finger.
True to her feminist-credentials, Dunham gleefully revealed it was, in fact, a friendship ring shared with Girls co-producer Jenni Konner.
Lena Dunham, we salute you.
It’s not the first time Lena Dunham has spoken out for gay rights: Last year the actress/writer/wonder woman was honored with an award by the Point Foundation, an organization that helps LGBTQ students achieve their full academic potential.
Speaking at the event, Lena spoke at length about her sister Grace admitting, ‘my sister Grace coming out as a gay woman at age 17 was a huge turning point for me in my understanding of the issues facing LGBTQ people.’
She quickly joked: ‘It was actually a huge disappointment for me, when I came of age and realized that I was sexually attracted to men. So when my sister came out, I thought, Thank God, someone in this family can truly represent my passions and beliefs.’
Presently, America is still split when it comes to marriage equality with 37 states legalising gay marriage and 13 states banning same-sex marriage. So, although same-sex marriage now legal for the majority, it isn’t for millions of Americans.
Until Grace can, Lena won’t. Are you listening, Washington?