It's almost embarrassing to admit that up until recently, I watched The Bold and The Beautiful religiously. I followed the story of Rick and Maya with intense interest, hoping that CBS would treat Maya and her transformation with respect while using it as a plot devise. I feel that CBS did justice to the transgender part of GLBT, but what followed this couple's 'happily for a little while' (after all this is a soap opera) was nothing short of offensive.
I thought we would be dealing with your standard love triangle in regards to Liam, Ivy, Steffy, and Wyatt. I was indignant to say the least when it was revealed that Ivy wanted Liam to marry her for immigration purposes. This is illegal, immoral, and a slap in the face to each and every one of us that is stuck in this immigration nightmare. My husband, best friend, and father of my only child has been waiting for more than half a decade to be granted the opportunity to return to the USA to be with his family. When you take into consideration my personal experience and exquisite torment that is living without your soul mate, one can see why I find this plot line infinitely more disrespectful than TLC's 90 Day Fiance.