Saturday, August 6, 2005

This is bravery. This is courage. This is pride.

Hurrah! Openly straight men are marrying one another for tax purposes! (HT Neale)

"There are significant tax implications that we don't think the government has thought through," (fiance) Pinn said.
Noted platonophobe Bruce Walker is not impressed.
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."
This guy is such a throwback to the outdated values of July, 2005.

More, and in ever more outrageous combinations, please -- legalize it, and I'll advertise it.

UPDATED: Over on the communist discussion board FD, I found this good tip for struggling students:
Watch for university students to get married so they can have access to the "married student housing" that many schools have. These are private apartments which are often lower in price than regular dorm-style housing.
These are available at the University of Western Ontario to enterprising heterosexual same-sex couples looking for a good deal. According to this, there are 60 1-bedroom and 144 2-bedroom apartments, 136 2-bedroom and 60 3-bedroom townhouses. Wow! Why pay more? Why not marry your roommate, and divorce when you finish your degrees?

We need more such consumer advocates out there identifying such opportunities, opportunities that our hate-filled platonophobic society has previously arbitrarily denied to pairs of people who neither love each other nor happen to engage in sexual intercourse.


Sky Captain said...

Now that's the kind of thinking I admire.
People are so twisted here that they have nothing left at the end of the day,like a wrung out dishcloth;so they just do boringly straight things like form a pressure-group.

Mark Richard Francis said...

Well, men and women have been doing this for years since the divorce laws became more liberal. This is hardly just a same-sex affair.

DazzlinDino said...

good point Mark, I'm not a supporter of SMS, but good point. I do like the college angle of the story though, good post....

command economy said...

Mark, couples doing this used to have to hide it in shame, in one of their luxurious, married-suite closets. They used to have to feel like they were basically lying in order to benefit themselves, and were stealing the opportunities of supposedly "real", so-called "loving" couples, whose intimacy our hate-filled society of last year used to believe entitled them to greater privacy. But society has changed.

Now straight people can be out and proud about the fact that they are entering into same-sex marriages solely to get all the benefits that gay and straight couples have been trying to deny them for so many weeks.

Or is it months?

When you are trying to achieve a level playing field and end hatred there will always be naysayers who are opposed to change, but the days of couples like this being oppressed by a society that only accepts an emotional/sexual relationship as the foundation of a marriage are over.

Let freedom reign!