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Aussie Rugby Player David Pocock Won’t Marry Till It’s Legal Down Under

The biggest thing in this debate is that we’re dealing with people here. And how can you blame someone for what they are? People don’t choose their sexuality and we marginalise the LGBTI community for what they are. I think that this is a conversation that needs to be had and that needs to be discussed compassionately and actually come to something that’s reasonable. And in my mind, that’s marriage for everyone. We’ve moved forward on so many issues and this is the next progression….A lot of gay people may not believe in the institution of marriage, but I believe it needs to be an option. How can we be challenging homophobia when we’re saying. ‘You’re equal to me but you’re separate. I’ll go sign this [marriage] document here but you can go have your civil union,’ which is the same, but not, really.”

Australian rugby player — and if you don’t mind us saying so, TOTAL HOTTIE — David Pocock arguing with former tennis champ turned anti-marriage equality Parliament member John Alexander on TV show Q&A via Pinknews

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Photos: David Pocock’s Facebook

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Aug 23, 2012
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  • 2 Comments
    • hamoboy
      hamoboy

      And this is why rugby rules all sports!

      Aug 24, 2012 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      Look Brad and Angie made the same promise though on a much bigger scale and look what happened. I don’t hold it against them btw, they deserve to be happy, but what I’m saying is don’t make a promise that’s gonna be pretty hard to keep.

      Aug 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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