13 Sep 2014

True Marriage Equality in Action

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Travis McIntosh and Matt McCormick

The NZ Herald reports that two New Zealanders who aren’t queer were planning to marry yesterday in order to win a radio station competition of some kind with a prize consisting of a trip to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

But some people cling to privilege and don’t like equality.

[G]ay rights groups have condemned the union.

Otago University Students’ Association Queer Support co-ordinator Neill Ballantyne, of Dunedin, said the wedding was an”insult” because marriage equality was a”hard fought” battle for gay people.

“Something like this trivialises what we fought for.” The competition promoted the marriage of two men as something negative,”as something outrageous that you’d never consider”, Mr Ballantyne said.

LegaliseLove Aotearoa Wellington co-chairman Joseph Habgood said the competition attacked the legitimacy of same-sex marriages.

“The point of this competition is that men marrying each other is still something they think is worth having a laugh at …

“Maybe on the day that statistics around mental health for LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex) people are better, when high schools are safe places for LGBTI youth, we can look back on all this and laugh.

“But competitions like this don’t bring that day any closer.”

6 Feedbacks on "True Marriage Equality in Action"


Chickens coming home to roost. Now the gays are getting a taste of how those against same sex marriage feel about having their definition of marriage trivialized by the gays.

bob sykes

How sweet it is!

There are many benefits to marriage, especially tax-wise, so we can expect many otherwise heaters to smarten up and get hitched.

bob sykes

So be heteros. Automated spell checkers are evil.


Great find.

What’s next? Marry your pet?


Let’s see now. Two homosexuals marrying doesn’t trivialize marriage, but two heterosexuals does. Uh huh.

Steve Gregg

So, then, gay men insist that gay men be able to marry but are against straight men from marrying each other? Sounds like heterophobia.


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