Marc Guggenheim's response to fans who are still upset over "One More Day:"
"Part of the problem with the controversy behind One More Day is the understanding of what was retconned overstates the extent of what was done. Everything that happened in the last twenty plus years of comic book history happened! The only difference is that Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson weren't married. They still dated. They still lived together. They still love each other. They just weren't married. Judging from the letters and death threats we received, I think some people were confused. It all still happened. Here's my attitude, if anyone is upset about the marriage going away, then they must all be pro gay marriage. Because if you're pro gay marriage, you understand the distinction between a marriage and a civil union -- that a civil union is not equal to a marriage. We downgraded Mary Jane and Peter to a civil union. If that bothers you, then you're pro gay marriage.
Dear Marc Guggeinheim,
I'm against "One More Day." And, even though I'm a heterosexual man, I also support the right of homosexuals to marry.
You, on the other hand, are an inexcusable idiot.
Please shut your hole.
Huh. Weird. You know, there's no bigger fan of OMD/BND than me, and I also think Guggenheim's a great talent (I love his Spidey work and I'm hooked on Eli Stone, too) but this... makes no sense to me. I just don't see the connection. If he'd said something about common law marriages, maybe. But gay marriage and civil unions? I don't get it.
Can't we all get along? I'm against the spider-marriage but in favor of gay marriage... and I have no idea what any of those things has to do with each other?
Regardless, if Guggenheim keeps churning out good stuff like Kraven's First Hunt, I don't care what he says in these interviews!