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Gay Metro proposal – he said yes!

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  1. Louie Mince 16 Nov 2010, 4:38pm

    Who said yes? The Man from Del Monte?

  2. So sweet :)

    Definitely picking up the Metro today.

  3. And we mustn’t underestimate the effect of 1000s of straights seeing this front-page all round the UK this morning! 100s of homophobes will have read it and got one hell of shock.

  4. very sweet. congrats to both! shame marriage equality is not a reality in the UK and they have to settle for a CP… ;-(

  5. Sweet.

  6. Sue Wilkinson 16 Nov 2010, 5:41pm

    Jon should, of course, have asked Ben “Will you civilly partner me?”, but somehow it doesn’t have quite the same ring …
    Roll on equality! (And in the meantime, support the Equal Love campaign: http://www.equallove.org.uk)

  7. That is LOVELY! I really enjoyed reading this, thanks Pink News :-)))))

  8. What a pity that one of them will be forced to have gender reassignment surgery before they can marry.

  9. This is lovely. Interesting that no ones picked up it’s published by the publishers of the Daily Mail…

  10. The irony, eh? Frankly, I don’t see why gay people (or lesbians, or…) should not have the same rights as straight people. You go!

  11. Lovely… :-)

    Big smile here..

    chrissie
    xxxxxxxx

  12. Alan Davies 16 Nov 2010, 10:59pm

    When I read this this morning while waiting for my train I thought Bless. And I’m homo….. Get over it…Am equal to all!!!!!

  13. Alan Davies 16 Nov 2010, 11:07pm

    Can I go and buy my hat Guys for the big day ???

  14. Alan Davies 16 Nov 2010, 11:13pm

    Hope you had a great evening when you met up?…So sweet …

  15. as sweet as it is I prefered it when we were edgy what next a clown suit at the airport.

  16. THIS CONTRY GOES FROM MADNESS TO MADNESS!!! SICK!

  17. Huk –
    You’re right. Mad bigots like you keep leaving messages on news threads where nobody cares what you think.

  18. “THIS CONTRY GOES FROM MADNESS TO MADNESS!!! SICK!”

    Mad idea: Why not learn to type instead of ranting like you just banged your face off a keyboard a few time? Seriously, if you have something intelligent to say, then by all means enlighten us, but that comment is just embarrassing. Sick.

  19. Wow!!! That’s the way to go…Brave,Romantic,Lovely…A proposal that one will never ever forget in his life and that’s called Special Moments To Be Cherised Forever!

  20. Mr.Ireland forgets that he can’t get married in the UK. Would that he could. His intended civil partnership is by no means a legal marriage. Maybe one day it will become a reality for them and for many of us. Regardless, congratulations to them both. At least it might get a national discussion going on the subject of civil marriage equality, something which Ben Summerskill hasn’t yet embarked on and may not for some time to come. Words are meaningless, action speaks louder than words, Mr. Summerskill.

  21. Pushmataha 17 Nov 2010, 5:01pm

    A resounding barf and a ‘bleeeeech!!’ from me. You guys disgust me.

    The country and society alike lurch into insanity by egging on such inherent morally and psychologically disordered behaviour (I mean the whole home/lesbo/trans thing). Its unnatural, undermines NORMAL human sexuality and the procreative faculty, and over and above all is a SIN (against Nature, too, for those of you who’d like to disregard the theistic underpinnings of sin).

    Shame and fie on the print media especially the Metro for condoning and disseminating such a travesty…… Its just not right and in addition is a horrible influence on our kids….. Someone should put youse guys outta yer collective miseries…..

  22. “You guys disgust me.”

    LOL! Not nearly as much as your appalling and blatant lack of education and intelligence disgusts me, I assure you. All that wasted tax payers money in education, and something like you is the product. You comment is such a travesty of ignorance it defies a response on any logical basis.

    Sounds like its you that needs to be put out of your misery…. did you break into someone’s house to use their PC to post that message? Run along now, and scream at god, like the demented idiot you are.

  23. LOL… who’s this pushamatata character?

    Cute cover… lovely story. I agree though it’s a shame it can’t be a proper marriage yet.

  24. Sad Pashmataha whose poor command of English and limited educational attainment is so obvious from his deluded ranting. You would be advised to hide your ignorance and primitive outlook on life and not flaunt it. It is also obvious from your irrational hatred that you are surpressing your own homosexuality and this is exhibiting itself as clear self-hatred, so for goodness sake seek help and counselling. Real Men – straight and gay, don’t care two hoots about the sexuality of others – your obssesion is really unhealthy.

  25. Cute. :)

    inherent morally and psychologically disordered behaviour (I mean the whole home/lesbo/trans thing).

    Morally: that’s your own subjective opinion. Psychologically disordered: entirely false. Homosexuality hasn’t been considered a disorder in nearly half a century, and transsexuality, although less well “understood” is likewise not considered a disorder.

    Its unnatural,

    False. It happens in other species. And even if it didn’t, the fact that it occurs naturally and is not a disorder means that it is not “unnatural”.

    undermines NORMAL human sexuality

    False. Only people who misunderstand biology think reproduction is the sole point of sexuality. Bonobo apes are pretty famous for using casual sex as a means of fostering clan unity and defusing tense situations.

    and the procreative faculty,

    Irrelevant, as I’ve just explained.

    and over and above all is a SIN (against Nature, too, for those of you who’d like to disregard the theistic underpinnings of sin).

    There’s no such thing as a “sin against nature”. This is something I fear theistic zealots will never truly understand: nature has no morality. It is not an ideal, nor a way of life. Nature is merely a process: in other words, it’s just this thing that happens. It needs neither reverence, nor does it have set rules of adherence.

    That procreation is the primary function of sexual intercourse is completely meaningless. Eating is the primary function of mouths, but we also use them for kissing. It does us good, too, by helping partners to build up shared immunity to viruses. And even if it didn’t do any good, so long as it didn’t do any bad, the fact that kissing isn’t the mouth’s primary purpose does not mean it should be banned, nor that it is a “sin against nature”.

    Compare the bombardier beetle, capable of spraying enemies with a burning, noxious spray. That didn’t happen overnight. Took millions of years of evolution and the merging of organs and chemicals which already had alternate, primary functions. Should the bombardier beetle give up one of the best defenses in the animal kingdom just because that’s not what those organs were originally “meant” to do?

    Someone should put youse guys outta yer collective miseries…

    Might I suggest concentration camps? Maybe a fatwa, if you’re feeling lazy?

  26. LOL @ Pumpkin Pie – very nice post. Last line made me laugh.

  27. Don’t rise to it people – the man’s a complete cock!

    I for one had to double take. It was lovely to see and I’m sure many straight men and women thought exactly the same too.

    As for Pushmataha – aren’t you dead yet?

  28. Pushmataha 18 Nov 2010, 7:35pm

    @PumpkinPie

    ‘Morally: that’s your own subjective opinion. Psychologically disordered: entirely false.’

    Exactly how are you qualified to term this as my subjective opinion? I’m sure you’re aware that most people on earth believe homosexuality and trans-sexuality/-gender are both morally disordered behaviours, so you haven’t the majority on your side either. Further more, what’s to say that such behaviour isn’t a delusion brought on by dysfunctional upbringing or psychological/physical trauma of some sort?

    ‘It happens in other species. Only people who misunderstand biology think reproduction is the sole point of sexuality. ‘

    Bonobos are a favourite example among advocates of the thought that homosexual behaviour and casual sex (not restricted to reproduction) is rampant among individuals of other species. How can you say that it isn’t a disordered behaviour in those particular species as well? In any case, as you already said, in the bonobo social hierarchy, sex is used as a means of greeting, conflict resolution, and post-conflict reconciliation. As such, sexual contact between individuals of the same sex may not be perceived as implicit homosexuality, but merely a social custom. So stop quoting bonobos to me as a justification for the abominable sexual practices and repulsive homosexual lifestyle that you guys advocate and defend. Same goes for dolphins…… How do you think more bonobos and dolphins are made? The act of procreation is the only way to transmit genes and ensure continuation of life. Parthenogenesis has been observed in just one higher life form.

    Regarding the death camps for fags, I still wish upon the Evening star, without fail, every single day that someone might come along and do just that…… The world will wake up to the danger the homos pose; I can only hope that that happens sooner rather than later.

    @Will and @Thomas

    May I point out that you’ve done more rabid ranting than me? You make statements, but don’t back ‘em up…..

  29. PumpkinPie 18 Nov 2010, 8:12pm

    Will:-
    LOL @ Pumpkin Pie – very nice post. Last line made me laugh.

    Haha, thanks. :D

    Danny:-
    Don’t rise to it people – the man’s a complete cock!

    I’ll try… The second it stops being fun making him look like more and more of an idiot, I’ll stop.

    Pushmataha:-
    Exactly how are you qualified to term this as my subjective opinion?

    Because opinions on morality are always subjective, no matter how many people believe it. Compare what the vast majority thought of women a century ago. Hell, compare what a good deal of it still thinks of women today!

    Further more, what’s to say that such behaviour isn’t a delusion brought on by dysfunctional upbringing or psychological/physical trauma of some sort?

    The fact that there’s no empirical evidence to back up such a conclusion, despite over a century of study.

    How can you say that it isn’t a disordered behaviour in those particular species as well?

    So long as it does them no harm, I don’t think anyone really needs to worry. Asserting that animal actions you disapprove of are “disordered”, when you have no way of knowing, is a pretty dirty trick.

    In any case, as you already said, in the bonobo social hierarchy, sex is used as a means of greeting, conflict resolution, and post-conflict reconciliation. As such, sexual contact between individuals of the same sex may not be perceived as implicit homosexuality, but merely a social custom. So stop quoting bonobos to me as a justification for the abominable sexual practices and repulsive homosexual lifestyle that you guys advocate and defend.

    You’ve missed the point entirely. Different species have entirely different understandings of actions and processes. I brought up bonobos as a prime example of one species that uses both casual and homosexual sex to its advantage as a species. That was just to point out how same-sex partnerships can be evolutionarily useful. You are quite right about bonobos not having gay relationships in the same way as humans. They also don’t have straight relationships like humans, either. That’s because they’re not human. They’re a different species, you tit.

    Same goes for dolphins…… How do you think more bonobos and dolphins are made? The act of procreation is the only way to transmit genes and ensure continuation of life. Parthenogenesis has been observed in just one higher life form.

    How does any of this matter? Nature is not a religion. If our ancient ancestors hadn’t “blasphemously” used their fins to hop across the shore (when they “should” have been using them for swimming), we wouldn’t have legs today. I covered both of these areas in my last post (especially with kissing and the bombardier beetle).

    Regarding the death camps for fags, I still wish upon the Evening star, without fail, every single day that someone might come along and do just that…… The world will wake up to the danger the homos pose; I can only hope that that happens sooner rather than later.

    Evening Star? Daily Mail’s a better bet. Also, troll harder.

    May I point out that you’ve done more rabid ranting than me? You make statements, but don’t back ‘em up…

    I think you’re getting your posts mixed up with theirs. Embarrassing.

  30. “May I point out that you’ve done more rabid ranting than me? You make statements, but don’t back ‘em up…..”

    And calling for death camps is a well thought out statement, is it? You should seek help for this kind of thinking. Its probably a symptom of bipolar disorder…. then again, something like you must be no stranger to mental health doctors, eh?

    The stupid and unscientific comment about “disordered behaviour” in monkeys not with standing, your arguments imply exclusivity of behaviour where none exists in the animal kingdom (or humans), and only goes to show a simplistic and rather uninformed view of the world. Behaviour is not the same as reproduction, in any species. “Parthenogenesis” is irrelevant to sexual behaviour, and to make that connection is frankly stupid. You don’t even seem to know what parthenogenesis means? Sociobiology is obviously not something you have even the foggiest idea about.

    I suggest you stop foaming from the mouth like a demented fool, and read a science book instead of burning them, your demonstrated knowledge is laughable. Seriously, we get some idiot freaks in here, but you top the lot with that awful posting. Cut and pasting what you haven’t a clue about is not substitute for education. As Pumpkin Pie its, its embarrassing.

    Its clear to everyone here that the only “psychologically disordered” person in here is you. But I’m sure you have better things to do, like shout at traffic at the intersection or scream at inanimate objects becuase they are spreading lies about you.

    You, sir, are a buffoon.

  31. @ Pushmipullyu … sorry, Pushmataha: Regarding the death camps for fags, I still wish upon the Evening star, without fail, every single day that someone might come along and do just that.

    Maybe you should stop posting on gay websites and wish upon your fairy star a little harder. Fortunately (for those capable of logic and not filled with hate, anyway) it doesn’t seem to be working, old fruit.

  32. Pushmataha, go bite sand in Afghanistan with your fellow bigots.

  33. Pushmataha is proof positive that devolution exists! I smell many skeletons in its deep dark closet called prurient interest. Come out, come out, whoever you are!

  34. PumpkinPie 20 Nov 2010, 3:36am

    Will:-
    Its clear to everyone here that the only “psychologically disordered” person in here is you. But I’m sure you have better things to do, like shout at traffic at the intersection or scream at inanimate objects becuase they are spreading lies about you.

    You, sir, are a buffoon.

    Ahaha… Nice send-off. ;)

  35. PumpkinPie 20 Nov 2010, 3:37am

    Whoa, what’s up with the italics? I meant to quote Will and add my appraisal at the end. Hm. Odd.

  36. “Ahaha… Nice send-off”

    Why, thank you, but its more kind than that idiot deserves :)

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