Michael K. Williams Says Bring Marriage Equality to Maryland or Omar Will Come At You

Rachel’s Team Pick:

Some facts about The Wire‘s Omar:

1. He is fucking badass.
2. He is gay.
3. He is totally fucking badass.
4. You can hear him coming because he will be ominously whistling, and also really badass.
5. He is President Obama’s favorite character on The Wire.
6. The scene where Omar testifies against Bird with a tie wrapped around his neck like an ascot is fucking badass.
7. He dislikes cursing.
8. He goes with his grandmother to church once a month.
9. He likes Honey Nut Cheerios.
10. He and/or Michael K. Williams support marriage equality, and have joined the Marylanders for Marriage Equality campaign to bring marriage equality to The Wire‘s own Baltimore.

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  1. Hey, just FYI, Saul Williams and Michael K Williams are not brothers. M.K Williams mentions this himself, on YouTube, in a discussion of his Wikipedia entry and errors it used to have.

  2. they would! amazing! the wire is such a wonderful and gay lovin’ show. omar is one of my favorite characters from any show, ever.

  3. I want Maryland to legalize marriage equality so I can move there and gay marry Autostraddle. Omar can officiate. He can even wear a tie like an ascot.

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