Tuesday, July 04, 2006
They Always Get Their Man
While same-sex marriage is becoming commonplace across Canada now, this was the first time (that I know of) that two of Canada's finest men, our very own Royal Canadian Mounted Police, took the plunge.
And before you hear it anywhere else, the joke about Brokeback Mounties has already made the rounds.
From the Halifax, Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald:
YARMOUTH — A harp played and the couple couldn’t stop smiling as they stood before family and friends to exchange vows of love and a lifetime of commitment. Then it was on to the reception where a white chocolate rose with a red tag sat on a red napkin at each setting.
Prime Minister Harper put a gag order on all Conservative Members of Parliament, demanding none make any public statements on the wedding. Guess he's worried about them speaking their (little) minds. Recent polls show that 62% of Canadians consider same sex marriage a done deal now.
Congrats Jason and David!
P.S. Whatever your orientation fellow bloggers, you have to admit they're kind of cute...
I've no objection at all but, yeah cute - I mean, too cute. I look to the day when a couple of ordinary blokes get hitched and get back to a can of lager and a meat pie, smell each other's farts and stuff, and spend a honeymoon fishin'; Less polarization on the gay-straight aesthetic spectrum.
i jest - nice story ;o)
Now, someone warn me if they cross the border into the US. I have been told that gay marriage will threaten my own and I want to have enough time to fortify my marriage before they get here.
I'm sure Harper realizes that he'd have an absolute hornet's nest on his hands if he tries to rescind gay-marriage laws. If he does, I'll be obliged to "step up to the mike" myself, and I don't know if some of my friendships would survive that. Oh well.
I do comfort myself that Canada is a far more secular society than the U.S., and backlash doesn't have nearly the popular support.
In America, marriage is a matter of state licensing. Holy Matrimony, on the other hand, is a rite of the church (one of 7 rites). And we force gays into Holy Matrimony in order to preserve the sanctity of a state licensing procedure.
Live and let live. Sorry to say, but I'm more concerned about my own sex life (or lack thereof).
Yet another step in the right direction. Hooray for Canada!!
Now that Canada has solved the homosexual marriage issue, maybe they can look into freedom of speech.
If you want to reduce the amount of homosexual sex, just do the logical thing and let them get married...
they are WAY too cute, excellent title and blog Gary.
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