‘Gay’ penguin couple delighted over opportunity to be parents

  • metta

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    May 24, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    ‘Gay’ penguin couple delighted over opportunity to be parents


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    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/05/gay-penguin-couple-delighted-over-opportunity-to-be-parents/
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    May 24, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    !!!Hahaa I love this.
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    May 24, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    Alright penguins, this is the moment you have been waiting for. The whole country is looking to you for proof that gays can raise children... don’t fuck it up.
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    May 24, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    If they raise a gay penguin child, I'm petitioning to have them put inside an electric fence.
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    May 24, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    drypin saidIf they raise a gay penguin child, I'm petitioning to have them put inside an electric fence.


    What's wrong with the fence they are behind already?
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    May 24, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    LOL! This story is cute, but where did they get this egg from? Was it actually donated? Or did the zookeepers just take an egg from another couple? Fishy!

    The writer of this article also seems to have the gender roles confused.
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    May 24, 2012 8:09 PM GMT
    Interesting that "authoritarian China" has done this already. Funny that the couple is named Adam and Steve!
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    May 24, 2012 8:09 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidLOL! This story is cute, but where did they get this egg from? Was it actually donated? Or did the zookeepers just take an egg from another couple? Fishy!

    The writer of this article also seems to have the gender roles confused.


    It said it at the bottom

    from articlewhen keepers noticed that a mother of recently hatched twins was struggling with her parenting duties, they decided to give Adam and Steve the baby they were looking for, according to Time.


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    May 24, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Stuttershock said
    pocketnico saidLOL! This story is cute, but where did they get this egg from? Was it actually donated? Or did the zookeepers just take an egg from another couple? Fishy!

    The writer of this article also seems to have the gender roles confused.


    It said it at the bottom

    from articlewhen keepers noticed that a mother of recently hatched twins was struggling with her parenting duties, they decided to give Adam and Steve the baby they were looking for, according to Time.




    That's referring to the penguins in China, not this pair in Spain.
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    May 24, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    ^^ My bad icon_smile.gif
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    May 24, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    Stuttershock said^^ My bad icon_smile.gif


    No worries! I accidentally read it that way at first too.

    So until someone can clarify how they got this egg, I can't jump on the "awe" bandwagon because I sure hope another couple wasn't fucked over just to make the gay penguins happy.

    There are a bunch of articles on this, but so far nothing has given a clear story of the donated egg. Some have said that 'perhaps' the egg was abandonded icon_confused.gif
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    May 24, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    It's like the politics of adoption, only penguinated. icon_wink.gif

    pocketnico said
    Stuttershock said^^ My bad icon_smile.gif


    No worries! I accidentally read it that way at first too.

    So until someone can clarify how they got this egg, I can't jump on the "awe" bandwagon because I sure hope another couple wasn't fucked over just to make the gay penguins happy.

    There are a bunch of articles on this, but so far nothing has given a clear story of the donated egg. Some have said that 'perhaps' the egg was abandonded icon_confused.gif
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    May 24, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    Ugh, I really want to love this story! Penguins are one of my favorite animals, and this story would make my day if only they could explain the damn egg! I just hate the idea that their 'happiness' was at the expense of another couple because that would be pretty shitty if it turned out that way.
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    May 24, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    Penguins can lay 1 or 2 eggs a year, usually one. They obviously had to get it from another penguin. However, if it was just laid, maybe it was one that no other male had claimed yet. icon_smile.gif


    "The male penguins guard the eggs and keep them warm. For 65 days, each bird incubates an egg. He cradles it on top of his feet, covering it with a pouch of skin. Their mid-winter vigil will end around August as the sun peeks over the horizon.

    By the time the female returns, sleek and full of food, the male may have lost 45% of his body weight. Ravenously hungry, he leaves to feed at sea."

    http://earthsky.org/earth/male-penguin-eggs
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    May 24, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    metta8 saidThey obviously had to get it from another penguin.


    Maybe they arranged a penguin surrogate in advance, paid her with extra fish and stuff.
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    May 24, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    showme said
    metta8 saidThey obviously had to get it from another penguin.


    Maybe they arranged a penguin surrogate in advance, paid her with extra fish and stuff.


    I hope they played Happy Feet to keep the surrogate entertained too.
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    May 24, 2012 9:03 PM GMT
    mayBbignow saidAre they sure this is a gay penguin or a co-habitated relationship? There are plenty of movies about two men raising a child and not being gay. #imjussayin'


    You saying this is all part of some elaborate con? That they are about to pull an oceans 11 on us?
  • CalebKM

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    May 24, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    Aww, that gave me chills! That is so sweet, I'm glad they're ecstatic and got what they wanted!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    May 24, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    I like those photos I think they were in Ukraine or some 3rd world country that anti-gay protestors had signs that said - "Even animals aren't gay." haha
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    May 24, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    I wonder if it's a rainbow egg.

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    May 25, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    showme said
    metta8 saidThey obviously had to get it from another penguin.


    Maybe they arranged a penguin surrogate in advance, paid her with extra fish and stuff.

    Or maybe they're actually incubating a duck.
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    May 25, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
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    Wait a minute... is that a wedding ring on the penguin's wing?
  • KissTheSky

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    May 25, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    This calls for the National Organization for Marriage to boycott:
    • penguins
    • Spain
    • and Antarctica
    -- they are all destroying marriage!

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    May 25, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    They could have just given the penguins some Swedish Modernist furniture. They would have been just as elated!
  • Parker817

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    May 25, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    showme said
    metta8 saidThey obviously had to get it from another penguin.


    Maybe they arranged a penguin surrogate in advance, paid her with extra fish and stuff.

    Or maybe they're actually incubating a duck.


    Haha!

    Enough with the penguins -- I'm sick of hearing of these guy, they're always in the papers like some Kardashians or something. First they move in; then the homewrecking tramp tears them apart; then the reconciliation; now a donor egg. I'm so over them.