Ed Team

They Claim Many Things

Filed By Ed Team | October 10, 2011 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Australia, David Pocock, gay marriage, marriage equality, same-sex marriage

"I don't see what the big deal is with the whole gay marriage debate in Australia. Being brought up in a Christian home and still identifying as Christian, I get pretty annoyed with the Christian lobbies around the world who say gay marriage destroys the family and all that kind of rubbish. They claim to follow someone who always stood up for the oppressed and marginalised."

-- Australian rugby player David Pocock. He and his girlfriend say they won't get married until their lesbian and gay friends can.

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I think you mean David Pocock who is a member of the Australian National Rugby team called the Wallabies. He's not just some random rugby player in a country filled with people who play rugby.

Thanks Brian. Damn autocorrect. You're absolutely correct - that should have read "Pocock" obviously.

Married or single, he seems to be a great ally. As for this statement: "He and his girlfriend say they won't get married until their lesbian and gay friends can," the article linked below indicates that he and his girlfriend, Emma, married last December.


Makes no difference to me but may bear checking out for the sake of accuracy.

Rick Elliott | October 11, 2011 7:21 PM

On a similar note--a straight Methodist minister to a predominantly gay congregation declared she would not perform any marriages--straight or otherwise--in the church building until United Methodists affirmed marriage equality.