Something Old, New, Borrowed, Pink

(February 2016)

Same sex marriages have been legal in the UK since 2014. (Okay, there is Northern Ireland, holding out against change like a homophobic version of Asterix's village, but they'll come around.) The US followed suit a year later when the Supreme Court ruled that individual states' attempt to bypass federal law regarding same sex marriages were unconstitutional. Canada, of course, got there more than a decade before either and has yet to feel the wrath of the Almighty on the issue. South Africa embraced change in 2006. Only Australia is letting the side down for the English speaking world by holding fast to their 'one bloke, one Sheila' definition of marriage, but a 'civil union' is no less of a cause to party, and that means speeches!

TheBestManSpeech was born in more traditional times and the speeches, gags and articles that we've compiled and commissioned over the years largely reflect that. That said, we celebrate the advancement of LGBTQ rights worldwide and, while we won't be going through our 10,000+ pages of text to render every joke gender neutral, we are confident that you will find a plethora of appropriate material for your same sex wedding speech.

As one best man in our database put it:

  1. I'm all for gay marriage. I think they have a perfect right to be just as miserable as the rest of us.

Our website is a constantly expanding resource and we plan to add tailored speeches for same sex weddings in the future. In the meantime, you can still find everything you need right here, even if you need to play around with the pronouns.

  1. When women fought for suffrage, no one was like, 'Well, what if one day a dog wants to vote, how about that, ladies?' - Jon Stewart

  1. Same-sex marriage isn't gay privilege, it's equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes. Like churches don't. - Ricky Gervais

  1. I am so against it, because all my gay friends are out. And if they get married, it will cost me a fortune in gifts. - Joan Rivers