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Gotta Get Wed


Two readers from Stanford University, Abteen Bagheri-Fard and Jay Kilichand, sent us the following note this morning:

"As two young college students, we feel that the gay rights movement is the biggest civil rights movement of our generation. Sadly, we also feel that many of our peers, in specific, our straight peers, feel that this is an issue that does not affect them. As you know, the fight for same sex marriage is not just a gay issue- it is a human rights issue and something we must all fight for. Incredible strides have been made thus far but we cannot afford to stop pressing the issue."

To that end, they've put together an activist clip that's just a tad more modern than something Equality California might put out. It also looks like they had a lot of fun doing it.

Watch "Gotta Get Wed", AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. That was cool...thanks, guys! And god(dess) bless Auto-Tune.

    Posted by: Turtle | Apr 30, 2009 6:02:57 PM

  2. Love it.

    Posted by: Midland | Apr 30, 2009 6:03:09 PM

  3. The guy on the right in the picture is hot.

    Posted by: ben | Apr 30, 2009 6:04:05 PM

  4. The guy in the left is hot too. Both are hot f-ckers. GO DUDES! I'm witcha. Great job.

    Posted by: Lars | Apr 30, 2009 6:13:31 PM

  5. I'm 32 and now I feel old. I only recognize one song, and even that one not that much. Ah to be young again.

    Posted by: Quentin | Apr 30, 2009 6:14:23 PM

  6. brilliant!

    Posted by: Tim | Apr 30, 2009 6:21:41 PM

  7. yeah they're definitely both cuties. nicely done above all! the web site link is awesome too, ive never seen that site before. need more stuff like this!

    Posted by: ben | Apr 30, 2009 6:25:02 PM

  8. Who is the target audience for this video? People who like Daft Punk? I'd venture most of them are on our, will it spur them into some sort of activism, then?

    At least anyone who follows their instructions to click on the link will be directed to the website of Let California Ring (, an educational campaign launched by the Equality California Institute.

    Posted by: EchoMark | Apr 30, 2009 6:26:10 PM

  9. Clever how they replaced "blame it on the a-a-a-a-alcohol" with "..a-a-a-a-apathy!"

    Now if only there had been more gratuitous skin from the fine young gentlemen. :)

    Posted by: sparks | Apr 30, 2009 6:26:55 PM

  10. Is 32 old? What do you think, everyone?

    Posted by: Jeff | Apr 30, 2009 6:32:07 PM

  11. the NOM ad was just pulled - Perez had it taken down.

    Posted by: ZnSD | Apr 30, 2009 6:33:16 PM

  12. The NOM ad w/ Miss KKKal? Well score one for piglett Perez.

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Apr 30, 2009 6:39:04 PM

  13. "Sadly, we also feel that many of our peers, in specific, our straight peers, feel that this is an issue that does not affect them." That's fine as long as they don't work against us having rights as so many Americans do!!!

    Posted by: alex in boston | Apr 30, 2009 6:58:42 PM

  14. I don't know if 32 is old, but I am 78 and it got me
    hoppin. Great and hot. Just might thaw some of
    the ice out of them there bibleteers. Inocentmi

    Posted by: Charles W Wells | Apr 30, 2009 7:08:00 PM

  15. 32 is not old by any stretch. How sad that someone would even ask that.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 30, 2009 7:18:43 PM

  16. awesome job, guys.
    i'll try n get u some more views.

    Posted by: Jesse | Apr 30, 2009 7:44:59 PM

  17. Sorry just not very good...

    But thanks anyway...

    Posted by: MCnNYC | Apr 30, 2009 8:00:38 PM

  18. A for effort, and they are cute...

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 30, 2009 8:31:39 PM

  19. :-)

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 30, 2009 8:44:11 PM

  20. Loved it! Creative and both guys are yummy :)

    Posted by: Daws | Apr 30, 2009 9:05:24 PM

  21. Well...

    I appreciate the sentiment :)

    Posted by: Pender | Apr 30, 2009 9:06:53 PM

  22. They're both so cute!
    and I went gay clubbing last weekend and almost all of those songs were played, lol
    great vid

    Posted by: Amy Fan | Apr 30, 2009 9:35:00 PM

  23. lol god that was bad.

    Posted by: Alex Paris | Apr 30, 2009 10:29:17 PM

  24. 32 is NOT old. Far from it. Sadly, the newer MTV/Abercrombie & Fitch generation have been marketed to believe anything after 24 is death. I am so sick of seeing 18-24 year olds every where, as if that demographic is the only one "alive". I want to tell them that 40 is middle age, and they have a loooong way to go. It's so aggravating how much beauty super-cedes age.

    Posted by: CJ | Apr 30, 2009 11:37:54 PM

  25. To all the haters: it was a good effort and I think it has just enough cheekiness to get people their age to think about it in a light but serious way. Look we need as many approaches and efforts that we can get!

    And both of them are smokin :)

    Posted by: mikey d | May 1, 2009 12:35:09 AM

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