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Kim Kardashian’s divorce prompts online clamour for gay marriage

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  1. Disgraceful, ostentatious, shallow people, being idolized by the entertainment media and groupies.

  2. Mumbo Jumbo 1 Nov 2011, 12:57pm

    Let’s be fair. Compared to the 55 hours Britney Spears managed to stay married, an entire 72 days is a diamond wedding anniversary………

  3. t’s perfectly true though that the institution of marriage has been undermined more thoroughly by these ridiculous people than it could ever be by expanding it to include same-sex couples. Yet we never hear the religious brigade calling for restrictions on the re/marriage of shallow ‘celebrities’, do we?

    1. Ga Ga Flash Mob 1 Nov 2011, 6:35pm

      Well in the Uk you can’t get a divorce in th first 12 months.

      1. Apart from an annulment (e.g. due to bigamy or other reasons that the marriage is invalid) that’s almost correct – one cannot file for a divorce in the UK within the first 12 months of a marriage, but it also takes at least 16 weeks for the divorce to become final… so it’s at least 16 months to end a marriage.

  4. Suddenly Last Bummer 1 Nov 2011, 1:46pm

    Its not the sanctity of marriage that concerns me when I see walking imbeciles like Kardashian but rather the gene pool getting contaminated when morons like her are set up as some sort of public figure to be copied and idolised.

  5. Kardashian is an attractive woman. No man in the ‘right’ mental state would not find her so!

    1. Dr Robin Guthrie 1 Nov 2011, 2:03pm

      Rules you out then…..

    2. I am quite able to say she is a very attractive woman. What’s your point?

      1. For a woman, or indeed (let us not discriminate) any human being to have a modicum of attraction they have to have something between the ears, surely?

        1. Sorry, I’m comfortable in my sexuality to say she is physically attractive. Of course she is. But as stated, there’s not much going upstairs. So as someone in a “right” state of mind I will happily say she’s a gorgeous young woman, just wouldn’t want her to be my boyfriend :-P

      2. Dr Robin Guthrie 1 Nov 2011, 2:16pm

        Your mental state is not “right”

        And why are you ‘Kris’ now?

    3. What does her physical appearance have to do with anything? Are you suggesting that fornication is OK provided the fornicators [your words, not mine] are good-looking? My my, talk about shallow…

  6. I have always voiced that many straights, esp. celebrities have used marriage as a convinient PR tool – which Kardashian’s certainly was, for her ridiculous reality tv show – when gays have even less right to marry in their own countries than for example a straight convicted/imprisoned murderer. It’s ludicrous.

    So it’s good to see more people come forward and make a noise about the way straight marraige is abused every day, to the deathly silence of the Family/Christian groups.

    1. Sam Maloney 1 Nov 2011, 6:30pm

      I agree that it’s often nothing more than free PR and that the straight world doesn’t much care

      We have to be careful, though: some bible belt states in the US are trying to make divorce much more difficult, with the backing of Christian right. IMO, it’s mostly a ploy to ‘prove’ that marriage is literally to good for us gays.

      I think our argument has to be made on the grounds that we are good enough for marriage, not that marriage is degraded enough for us…

  7. The more things like this happen, the better for us! I hope that there are many more celebrities who completely stamp all over the ‘sanctity’ of marriage. It just shows the world the reality that the vast majority of heterosexuals no longer think of marriage as something ‘holy’ or special.

  8. This woman is building a BRAND. She will do ANYTHING to get in headlines just as Paris Hilton did. IMV there was an under-the-table contract the couple agreed to to gain renown for BOTH so they can milk it and do books and appearances and EARN MORE MONEY. From the first it was a sham and they were OBVIOUSLY not really together, She chose him to make women jealouse and he was willing to take her miiilllions to play the game and signed a confidentiality contract so they went separate ways and didnt bother with a honeymoon.
    Such a sham! and shame !

  9. Straights have always been a threat to marriage, just look at its history, if Henry VIII is anything to go by. The same can be said of divorce, adultery, all straight phenomena since marriage has existed. That’s why religious opposition to same-sex civil marriage is so lame. They’re never vocal when it comes to straight celebrities and their marital and extra marital behaviour, but as soon as marriage equality is evoked, out comes the bigotry and the most absurd excuses to ban us from marriage.

  10. Are the Mormons and the American Family Association, the National Organisation for Marriage and all the rest of the battlebus freaks surrounding her house in protest and demanding she cancels the divorce?

    If not, they should be. The fuss they make over trying to save marriage you’d think this high profile failure would be a disaster that they’d want to avert. If they don’t protest as vociferously to save this marriage as they do to prevent same sex marriages it will show them up, on their own terms, to be the bigots they insist they’re not. That will be the end of their argument and we can all get on with buying toasters and practising small talk for the receptions.

    1. In any event it was, I believe, her second marriage. Maybe some of those who so enthusiastically support the institution of male-female marriage believe the more you do it, the better?

  11. Never heard of her, nor do I care what she does or doesn’t do with her life.

  12. Sam Maloney 1 Nov 2011, 6:22pm

    I don’t think ‘Marriage isn’t being held sacred by the straights’ is a winning argument– it’s basically saying the institution is so degraded that we should be allowed to participate…

    Instead, I think we should demand our civil rights and insist that ‘tradition’ and other code words for religion are not legal justification for treating us differently than other citizens.

  13. Ga Ga Flash Mob 1 Nov 2011, 6:33pm

    Who are these Kardashians? I keep hearing the name but have no idea why they are famous.

    Anyway, flash mob for St Paul’s anyone?

  14. Who the heck is Kim Kardashian? Is she famous or something because this story doesn’t reveal anything about who she is.

  15. Mary Flying Eagle 1 Nov 2011, 7:48pm

    I could never understand, the bigot’s rant as they shout, shoot, maim,kill in the name of their god, AND the sanctity of marriage.Shut up bigots, turn your attention toward good deeds. Feed the hungry, house the homeless, tend the poor, underserved. Go tour the animal pound,ingest the truth/example ,in loss of caring, neglect, senseless throw away mind sets. As people become more aware of you bigots, the more shameful, laughable, you all become.

  16. Who the hell is she? I keep hearing her name and thinking it’s someone talking about Startrek with a lisp…

  17. Cupid Stunt 2 Nov 2011, 12:46am

    But it’s all done in the best possible taste ;)

  18. Marriage is a holy and sacred institution, and it can make some shallow people very rich. Guess we can be grateful that the bimbo and the himbo didn’t breed. Make the same for committed and loving , caring same sex marriages more convincing.

  19. I don’t even know who this person is????? Why do so many gay people have to indulge in socalled ‘celebrity’? Aren’t we more educated and discerning than that?????

    1. Sexual orientation is not an indication of education or discernment. A preference for cock does not equate to style, elegance or a postgraduate degree – or, by the same token, a lack thereof.

  20. Spanner1960 2 Nov 2011, 8:02am

    Who is this person?
    Why is this news?

  21. Nick, exactly. The former chairwoman of the National Orgnanisation for Marriage (NOM) in America, Mrs. Margaret Gallagher-Srivastav, was once an unwed mother. Of all the hypocrites, she has to be the biggest. She has also been more than silent on this latest Kardashian nonsense. In fact, all of these quickie marriages and divorces are actually helping to dismantle hate groups such as NOM in the long run. Anyone with enough sense will see that it’s not same-sex marriage that is destroying marraige, but straight couples themselves and their often aberrant marital behaviour.

  22. Tom Stoppard 2 Nov 2011, 12:47pm

    I can see marriage eventually becoming a renewable contract – lasting only a year or so, and then fizzling out. Straights are demeaning the concept because they’re so dizzy and disagreeable.

    1. Ten happy years I spent with my husbear and we can’t marry and this person can; well at least she didn’t get to pollute the gene pool by breeding.

  23. floridahank 2 Nov 2011, 11:24pm

    Whatever happens in “Hollyweird” has nothing to do with normal behavior. People in that culture are the opposite of the majority of “sane” people. Marriage in Hollyweird is nothing more than “socially accepted adultery or promiscuity .”

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