Springfield may never be the same.
In an episode that had to be prefaced with a parental discretion advisory, the Fox cartoon "The Simpsons" took on same-sex weddings last night.
With Springfield in an economic slump, Mayor Quimby legalized gay marriage to bring in some money.
Homer, looking to make a quick buck, became a minister via the Internet and started marrying same-sex couples for $200 a pop. Then his wife Marge's chain-smoking sister, Patty Bouvier, came out of the closet.
But just as Patty and her fiancée, golf pro Veronica, were about to say "I do," Marge exposed Veronica as a cross-dressing man.
Gay-rights groups were thrilled with the episode. "'The Simpsons' is a ray of light when it comes to Fox entertainment and Fox news," Dales Macias, entertainment media director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, said in a statement