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Straight Men to get Married

Monday, August 08, 2005

(SNN Ottowa) Bill Dalrymple and his “friend” Bryan Pinn have decided to take advantage of Canada’s new same sex marriage legislation. Some people say this degrades the sanctity of marriage, because they are straight and getting married for tax benefits.

Surprisingly, alcohol was involved in the proposal

Surprisingly, alcohol was involved in the proposal, which came last Monday at a Toronto bar amid shock and laughter from their friends. Both of the men were previously married and both are looking for a good woman to love.

The couple insists that their marriage will be a powerful political statement. "There are significant tax implications that we don't think the government has thought through," Pinn said. However, they say that they are not against gay marriage. "I disagree with the government getting involved with what people should and shouldn't do," Dalrymple said. "Stay out of the bedrooms."

I disagree with the government getting involved with what people should and shouldn't do

There are however some serious issues that Mrs. Dalrymple and Pinn have not though through. What if, and it must be admitted that this is quite a stretch, one finds his “good woman”? If his partner divorces them on grounds of adultery, and gets a sympathetic judge, his partner could walk away with everything.

Words of warning came from Toronto lawyer Bruce Walker, a gay and lesbian rights activist. "Generally speaking, marriage should be for love," he said. "People who don't marry for love will find themselves in trouble."

But this is where Mr. Walker is wrong. Marriages have a long tradition of being arranged for monetary alliances instead of amore. In many world cultures, arranged marriages for financial alliance are the norm and the tradition is still alive in America today. Invariably, the couple will grow to love each other through their close partnership. It is only a matter of time before Mrs. Dalrymple and Pinn will fall deeply in love.

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Very interesting stuff. Dude, whoever you are, you got it going on. This would be my favorite blog if I could just remember it.
 
Think about the insurance companies who provide coverage for spouses.
 
why does marriage have to based on sexual love? what about two straight guys getting married because they love each other? or is that impossible?
 
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