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'Big Brother' Australia's First Gay Winner Proposes to His Boyfriend on Show's Live Finale: VIDEO


Earlier this week, Benjamin Norris won Australia's version of the reality show Big Brother, becoming the first gay man to do so down under. On the show's finale, after winning $250,000, Ben surprised the audience by proposing to his boyfriend, also named Ben, with a family diamond, and quickly became the flag-bearer for Australia's battle for marriage equality.

BenSaid Norris:

“This was a diamond that my great grandfather bought for my great grandmother and it was worn by my parents on their wedding day so it’s something that is a part of my family...Since I’ve met Ben all I have wanted is for him to be a part of my family. And no-one is going to tell us that sitting on the couch together at the end of the day pretending that we’re married that we’re not married.”

Watch the proposal go down, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. We gay folks have been creating our families for many, many years whether blood-kin or through emotional linkage like heterosexual relations. Same-sex marriage is just another step along the road begun when western societies began to move away from arranged marriages toward those based on "romantic love." Emotional compatibility is as valid as every other "reason" to marry; even procreation remains unaffected by same-sex marriage.

    The joy these guys gave each other, and to the whole audience, is another reason that same-sex marriage is inevitable. People like to share the happiness of others.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Nov 12, 2012 8:56:45 AM

  2. @ICEBLOO,

    Kylie Minogue, like most celebrities, is no longer only a person; she's a corporation. She has publicists, accountants, managers, and other, wider, concerns to address. All of those concerns depend on her income which means, to some extent, they control her options and decisions. While Kylie might be able to personally absorb a minor and transitory reduction in income, it's possible that she, as a corporation, couldn't. I'm not saying you're wrong; I'm saying there's a greater reality to think about.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Nov 12, 2012 9:02:56 AM

  3. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Posted by: Andrew Pasha | Nov 14, 2012 2:54:30 AM

  5. Congratulation Benjamin Norris keep it up i wish you will get what you want of this big amount. I can just imagine what you feel. Hope you got your boy friend as well.

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