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It's Wedding Day for Gay Canadian Mounties


Constable Jason Tree, left, and Constable David Connors will marry today in a ceremony that has drawn much attention from media and from activist groups, who see the couple as an example that dashes steretypes. Said Gemma Hickey, president of Egale Canada: "I think these Mounties are sending a message to the government that we are not going to let Harper dictate the natural progression of our relationships. It flies in the face of every negative stereotype about gay men.”

The Mounties themselves seem less enthused about being held up as examples. Said Constable Tree: "We don't see our wedding as anything different or special. Our goal was to get married, not have an international media story. I fail to see the big deal. I don't think there's any difference between us and anyone else who wants to get married. I'm interested in getting married with David, and I guess I'm not interested in engaging in a political debate or anything like that.”

Approximately 100 guests will attend the wedding. The media is not invited.

Constables to wed, as Canada blogs [globe and mail]
Gay Mounties tie knot today [chronicle herald]
(thanks ryan)

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  1. Rock on Canadians! I hope these two cuties are very happy together, and congratulations on your wedding!!!

    Posted by: homoboys4all | Jun 30, 2006 2:58:51 PM

  2. Cheers. Cute couple, I hope they have many years of happiness. Can't wait for the day when this doesn't make the news but is commonplace. Congratulations!

    Posted by: Ian | Jun 30, 2006 3:27:05 PM

  3. Congratulations, gents!

    Posted by: David | Jun 30, 2006 4:58:31 PM

  4. God luv 'em!

    My partner and I had to "run away" in May to a foreign land (okay, Canada!) to be married...

    They live in a society that recognizes the liberty and equality of all it's citizens... Oh, and they don't legislate with whom it's proper to sleep with.

    Many happy returns!


    Posted by: Keith | Jun 30, 2006 6:33:01 PM

  5. Awesome...good stuff!

    Posted by: Zach | Jun 30, 2006 6:59:59 PM

  6. Gee, I thought most gays were mounties. They make a very cute couple. I hope they have a long a joyous marriage.

    Posted by: Greg | Jul 1, 2006 2:23:18 AM

  7. Is there a place where we can spend our sincere support and congratulations?


    Posted by: John~in~LA | Jul 1, 2006 3:24:35 AM

  8. ...oops, I meant to say "...a place where we can SEND [not spend] our support to them..."

    Posted by: John~in~LA | Jul 1, 2006 3:28:19 AM

  9. I am so proud to be a Canadian.

    Posted by: Hasan | Jul 1, 2006 4:33:48 AM

  10. today is a proud day in canada. congrats to the mounties. hope they're happy together. and happy canada day while i'm here

    Posted by: mands | Jul 1, 2006 9:14:54 PM

  11. They're sweet, cute and humble. Way to go and congrats!!!

    Posted by: Tiffany | Jul 1, 2006 10:48:07 PM

  12. Let's hope for a picture in their dress tunics.

    Posted by: Lord | Jul 2, 2006 1:38:21 PM

  13. Fantastic. They look so sweet.

    Posted by: cade | Jul 4, 2006 6:32:24 AM

  14. A wee tear in my left eye - proud of them, proud to be Canadian...

    I wish them all the best!

    Posted by: Mark | Jul 4, 2006 11:14:45 AM

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