Ontario’s Deputy Premier George Smitherman’s one happy homo. The 43-year old politico spent his Sunday wedding his longtime lover, Christopher Peloso.
Standing before 200 of their nearest and dearest, the men exchanged vows at a “rustic” resort called Laurentian Lodge.
Though some may call Smitherman’s move political, the newly wed insists that ain’t the case:
We haven’t sought to make it political. It happens to be who I am and what I’ve done for almost my entire adult life so it’s no surprise that it is going to have some political elements to it. It was going to make a statement wherever it was.
The statement didn’t rouse the locals, even those who didn’t approve. One townie, 75-year old Ray Bradbury, remarked:
It’s hard to believe for an old fart like me. If that’s what they want to do, go ahead and do it. It doesn’t affect me. I don’t necessarily agree with it, but it’s up to them.
Premier Dalton McGuinty couldn’t attend the ceremony, but released his own statement last week wishing the boys well.
In addition to an eternity together, Smitherman and Peloso are looking forward to adopting a lad or lassie. We’re sure that’ll get a rise out of Canada’s conservatives.