Homosexual Rights Groups Angered After Two Hetero Men Marry to Win Sports Tickets
It’s not too often I discuss homosexual marriage on my blog. If I do, I usually try to limit my discussion of the topic to how it inter-sects with Christian views about fornication and stuff like that.
But I saw this last night and thought it was odd and amusing. I do sometimes post about weird marriages on this blog, and I feel this one fits.
(Link): Fury of gay community after two heterosexual men marry in New Zealand… so they can win tickets to Rugby World Cup
I think homosexual marriage in and of itself makes a mockery out of traditional marriage, so I find it rather rich some of the homosexual rights groups are screaming about two heteros marrying being a mockery of homosexual marriage.
- By HEATHER MCNAB FOR DAILYMAIL AUSTRALIA
- Got engaged for a radio competition to win Rugby tickets
- Married this morning under New Zealand’s liberal marriage laws
- Gay rights groups have spoken out against the couple
- Gay host of radio show supports the couple
- Insist life won’t change too much now they’re married
Two heterosexual men have tied the knot on Friday morning under New Zealand’s liberal marriage laws.
Marrying not for love, but for Rugby World Cup Tickets, the two men from Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand officially said ‘I do’ in front of 60 family and friends.
The ceremony was live broadcast by Edge Radio, who’s ‘I Love You, Man’ competition was launched earlier this year in a bid to find two straight men willing to wed for the sought after tickets.
‘It’s official folks, Travis and Matt have just said ‘I do’! Congrats to the happy couple!,’ the station tweeted.
Travis McIntosh, 23, and Matt McCormick, 24, won the ‘bromantic’ radio contest in August and are over the moon- not for a life together, but for the opportunity to head to the Rugby World Cup in England next year.
While some gay rights groups in New Zealand have voiced objections to the nuptials, the pair are content with their reasons for the wedding.
McIntosh, an engineer, and McCormick, a teacher, have known each other for nearly 20 years, and see the wedding as a celebration of their friendship rather than a political statement.
- …A spokesperson from The Edge explained that as with any event that pushes boundaries, there was bound to be a bit of backlash.
Local gay rights groups have condemned the wedding, protesting that it ‘trivializes what we’ve fought for,’ according to the New Zealand Herald.
LegaliseLove Aotearoa Wellington co-chairman Joseph Habgood said the competition made clear that men marrying each other was ‘something they think is worth having a laugh at.’
However, McCormick and McIntosh have explained that their friendship was one of the main motivators in the process, and that it has been strengthened through the trials and challenges which lead them to their big day.
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