Agree or Disagree: Gay Rights groups should be angered by the " rugby marriage"
Agree or Disagree: Gay Rights groups should be angered by this "marriage" Have you heard of the marriage of Travis McIntosh and Matt McCormick?
They are in New Zealand they got married!
Isn't that exciting? Another happy marriage! It is another progress for the LGBT movement right?
The reason? Travis and Matt are not gay. They are straight.
The other reason? They got married to win rugby tickets. You read that right. Rugby tickets.
McIntosh and McCormick tied the knot got hitched at a rugby stadium. 60 of their closest friends and tens of thousands were listening live.
This has caused anger from some gay rights groups.
In the above article from The Sydney Morning Herald, Alex Greenwich, an independent MP for Sydney and former convenes of Australian Marriage Equality is quoted as saying this.
"It essentially makes a mockery of marriage. Marriage is a really important institution about love and commitment and it's sad to see that there are people who are making a joke out of that."
What do you think? Is this something people standing for gay marriage should be upset about?