When ‘The Simpsons’ Came Out of the Closet - The Ringer
Identity on The Simpsons is malleable, but grounded. At its heart, the show spins out from a central satire of the American family, so even the most fantastical plots in theory, at least remain tethered to the emotional core of the characters and their roles in that family dynamic. Sure, Homer may have learned his lessons about being a better husband, father, worker, neighbor, friend, functional adult human a few hundred times over the years, but, in a good Simpsons episode, his single-episode journey is still affecting and thematically potent and funny. Also from the DVD commentary, Waters claims that he was delighted and surprised how well the presumably straight writers had crafted his character he only objected to a joke about John not getting along with his dad, calling the idea too stereotypical.
In the episode, Springfield legalizes same-sex marriage to increase tourism. After becoming a minister , Homer starts to wed people to make money. Meanwhile, Marge 's sister Patty comes out as a lesbian and reveals that she is going to marry a woman named Veronica. Marge originally disapproves of this, making Patty frustrated. When Marge accidentally discovers that Veronica is a man cross-dressed as a woman, she decides to keep quiet about it knowing that Patty will be marrying a man.