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August 08, 2005

Heterosexual Canadians marry for tax benefit

From the Ottawa Sun...

Bill Dalrymple, 56, and best friend Bryan Pinn, 65, have decided to take the plunge and try out the new same-sex marriage legislation with a twist -- they're straight men.

"I think it's a hoot," Pinn said.

The proposal came last Monday at a Toronto bar amid shock and laughter from their friends. But the two -- both of whom were previously married and both of whom are looking for a good woman to love -- insist that after the humour subsided, a real issue lies at the heart of it all.

"There are significant tax implications that we don't think the government has thought through," Pinn said.

But not everyone is so open minded about their wishes...

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."

So who does Walker think he is making all these arbitrary restrictions of who can marry who? Oh, that's right — one of those people leading the fight to make homosexual marriage legal.

Typical.

Coverage: Outside the Beltway

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 8, 2005 07:40 AM

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