Friday, September 12, 2014

Straight Guys Marry for Rugby Tickets

I've seen copies of this tweet circulating today. Here is the backstory:

The Edge is a New Zealand-based radio program. New Zealand is now a marriage equality country. The Edge invited heterosexual buds to apply for the opportunity to win tickets to a world rugby match. The catch? They had to get legally married.
Matt McCormick and Travis McIntosh were the winners of this contest. Their wedding was officiated by somebody dressed like Darth Vader. It's unclear if they shared a kiss at the wedding. But they're now married and are looking forward to watching some rugby.

New Zealand-based LGBT groups are upset that the Edge is making light of same-sex families with this contest. I really didn't care either way until I heard about the Darth Vader officiant. Hopefully one of the guys takes the other to the cleaners when they eventually divorce.

1 comment:

Donny Jacobs said...

Yup, it makes light of marriage equality. Nothing but a cheap publicity stunt!