condemn this union? the ultimate bromance

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    Sep 12, 2014 2:35 PM GMT
    the news article seems to think gay men would be against these two men as a husbands, the ultimate bromance;

    "Travis McIntosh and Matt McCormick wrote their wedding vows yesterday, brimming with"nervous excitement" about their big day. The Dunedin men will marry tomorrow, but their move has horrified gay groups. The pair are heterosexual best mates."

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    Sep 12, 2014 3:10 PM GMT

    lol, it's just another example of how straight people trivialize marriage, straight or gay. Apparently they have no idea of what 'legally binding' means, but they're going to find out, LOL!

    ...and guess what's going to happen with their plan? Just look at the angry comments from straight people on the The Edge's fb page, lol.
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    Sep 12, 2014 3:47 PM GMT
    Personally I don't mind this at all. Who says that marriage has to be romantic and forever, other than the agreement made prior to the ceremony? As much is this may be "trivializing" marriage, quite frankly, the majority of people trivialize marriage by thinking that when they marry someone, they will still be devoted to loving this person who they think they know 5, 10, 20, 50 years from now, and write vows that most couples never keep.Marriage already is a joke when it has a 50% divorce rate. People marry those who they do not take the time to completely understand, all of the time, and divorce years later, or right after, yet no one says anything negative about that because they're ignorant and say that they are "in love" at the time.

    Yes this union is clearly more so platonic, but marriage doesn't have to be romantic. It is perfectly acceptable for it to be purely to enhance your financial situation, or even to enhance any other goal 2 people have in mind, like rugby. The main thing that is necessary is that the vows are accurate of how they see the future for each other.

    So to the gays complaining, I would recommend focusing on cleaning up villages, and the overall reputation to the heterosexual community, who carry most of the power to give rights. Quite frankly that is what is setting the rights issue back, and prolonging national tolerance for different sexuality in America. A lot of the time it isn't homosexuality that turns heterosexuals off, it's the constant association of homosexuality to pornography, "queer life", perversion, and overall separate ideals from the rest of the american community, which are spurious, and in many cases incorrect, aspects attached to "Gay" communities.

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    Sep 12, 2014 3:48 PM GMT
    The critics might be interested if they opened their minds and saw that plenty of 'married' couples don't have sex - they marry for other reasons and may or may not 'consummate' the 'union' sexually. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:06 PM GMT
    Follow the money, most gays only want gay marriage for the monetary benefits.
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidFollow the money, most gays only want gay marriage for the monetary benefits.


    In your case, sure.
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:32 PM GMT
    It's fine by me. If two guys want to marry even though they're straight, okay, that's their right--there's no mandate against it as far as I know. If I'm going to lobby for marriage equality, I need to distribute my fairness equally.

    Gonna be weird if they start looking for girlfriends, I suppose, when they say "we're married" and the girls are like, "huh?" But that's just speculation.
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:40 PM GMT


    Well, they did it. lol, what a publicity stunt. Wait til reality sets in. *falls out of chair laughing* They're about to discover what gay people go through in terms of bigotry and prejudice.
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
    Opposite sex heteros have been able to marry for far less good reasons.
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    Sep 12, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidHeteros have been able to marry for far less good reasons.

    Well the two men in question are heteros, so it's business as usual.
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    Sep 12, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    bon_pan saidHeteros have been able to marry for far less good reasons.

    Well the two men in question are heteros, so it's business as usual.


    Caught me *edit* opposite sex heteros, I meant to say...
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    Sep 12, 2014 5:07 PM GMT
    The gay community has always been in denial regarding the legal issues of gay marriage. Emotionally they just want to marry ,period, damn the rational legal issues. So now begins the legal mess that scholars have predicted. Since marriage cannot be defined as between one man and one woman then if will be defined in every other way. Look for inter/species marriage ! Lol
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    Sep 12, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
    Kodiak saidI need to distribute my fairness equally.

    We should all be that good! It would make the world - gay and str8 - a much better place!
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    Sep 12, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
    A new spin on "who wants to marry this midget or millionaire". A marriage is not a marriage until it is consummated in many cultures. These two not only have to kiss on the alter but they need to have sex on their wedding night as well.
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:05 PM GMT
    buddycat saidA new spin on "who wants to marry this midget or millionaire". A marriage is not a marriage until it is consummated in many cultures. These two not only have to kiss on the alter but they need to have sex on their wedding night as well.


    ROFL! I can hear the cries of 'pics or it didn't happen!'
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    Sep 12, 2014 9:08 PM GMT
    I see no issue at all with this. That their family is supporting this, is great.

    I have known straight people who got married solely so the other could have medical insurance.

    Good for them.
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    Sep 12, 2014 9:24 PM GMT
    blackhawksfan saidI see no issue at all with this. That their family is supporting this, is great.

    I have known straight people who got married solely so the other could have medical insurance.

    Good for them.


    This is much much much more trivial. The Edge New Zealand radio station held a contest - the winners would be two straight guys that married - the prize would be two tickets all expenses paid to a Rugby tournament. It's a stunt, nothing more, lol.
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    Sep 12, 2014 9:30 PM GMT


    What I LOVE about this is that ever since marriage for gays was been first considered, a vast number of straights screamed and protested that gays would make it a mockery of the institute of marriage. In a delicious twist of divine irony, the first people to make a mockery of it are....straight people.

    LOL!

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    Live and let live.
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    Sep 13, 2014 12:50 AM GMT
    Whatever...
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    Sep 13, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]blackhawksfan said[/cite]I see no issue at all with this. That their family is supporting this, is great.

    I have known straight people who got married solely so the other could have medical insurance.

    Good for them.[/quote

    Getting married to get insurance started the concept of Civil Unions in SF since the city had liberal health benefits. Organizers would pair up a city employee with a guy with aids and the deal was done.
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    Sep 13, 2014 1:52 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    blackhawksfan saidI see no issue at all with this. That their family is supporting this, is great.

    I have known straight people who got married solely so the other could have medical insurance.

    Good for them.


    This is much much much more trivial. The Edge New Zealand radio station held a contest - the winners would be two straight guys that married - the prize would be two tickets all expenses paid to a Rugby tournament. It's a stunt, nothing more, lol.


    once again to each his own. Perhaps maybe it was a contest... from what you're stating it in fact was. Yet I have seen comments on here criticizing contests just because it was a man and a woman. ToleraƱce is tolerance towards ALL not just towards those that you agree with or their actions that you believe in your humble opinion to be correct. do I believe it to work I doubt it however who knows why not give it a try. It's no worse than the ignorant stunts pulled by bigoted outspoken persons on here...,
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    Sep 13, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
    "Marriage equality advocates are condemning the contest and the wedding, claiming that the stunt is not only homophobic, but it is also making a mockery of the important of same-sex unions".
    - Anne Lu, International Business Times (2014).
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    Sep 13, 2014 2:56 AM GMT
    LOLOLOLOL

    like flava flav and the bachelorette are worse.

    LOL more visibility at this point is probably a good thing...

    People can see it on tv! icon_biggrin.gif Yay! Gay Marriage on tv!
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    Sep 13, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    I wonder who'll get the truck and trailer when they divorce.