Van Nuys, CA,
April 8, 2004: FUPPPS Founder, Susan Shumish, reports today
that the poll results are in.
27 editorial, "Gorilla Comes out of the Closet," we asked you, our
visitors, to respond to the question:
Should Caesar, the 26 year old gorilla who until now has been
be allowed to marry the boy of his dreams?
Your votes overwhelmingly supported Caesar in his obvious preference
for a same sex marriage. Those saying, "Let Caesar wed the
boy" numbered 9,513. Those saying, "Boy gorillas should only
marry girls" numbered just 215. Those saying, "I'm not sure
what's right for humans, let alone gorillas" numbered 82.
By way of quick background, Caesar was living at the Los Angeles Zoo
when keepers decided to present him with other ladies they thought might
attract him more than the ones in LA were apparently able to do,
despite the usual appeal
California Girls. Arrangements were made, and Caesar was
shipped to Zoo Atlanta. When he emerged from quarantine, the
former Angeleno was seen walking off arm in arm to the rooms of a
new male companion. For more on the story, please visit the March
27 editorial through the link above.
Some of you took the
time to write opinions, in addition to taking the poll. We
thank you! Here is a sampling of interesting letters that we
"Let me be the first
to congratulate Caesar and his new friend! To honor their
impending vows, I am enclosing photographs of Nathan Lane to hang
against their flowered wallpaper. I do hope the boys enjoy
them as much as I have."
"I can't believe how
naive the keepers at both the Los Angeles and Atlanta Zoos are.
What is keeping the wool pulled over their eyes? Don't they
understand that when boy meets boy and sparks fly, there is nothing
they can do about it? Or more importantly, that they should do
about it? Everybody needs to get a grip!"
"Of course we know
that gorillas are endangered, and making an effort to increase
births is to be applauded. However, boys will be boys. I
am sure other males will make up for Caesar's lack of attraction to
females and keep the gene pool going. In the meantime, no one
should force him to mate with a lady when he clearly has other
things in mind."
COMING SOON: Bowser Brothel survey results, and FUPPPS to
tackle sticky wicket of divorce among newly wed gay critters.
FUPPPS Editorial Board