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eBay’s Rent-Free Apartment Contest Now Open To You Homos

Saying it “deeply regrets the offence this mistake has caused,” eBay in France is updating the contest rules that effectively banned gay couples from competing for a chance to win a rent-free apartment. Originally open to pairings of one man and one woman (who could be a husband and wife or even a mother and son), the contest is now free for The Gays to join. Says a statement from the company: “[O]n reflection and thanks to feedback from many members of our community, we realised that the requirement for a male and female couple was too narrow, and that couples of the same sex could, of course, buy in such a broad and varied manner online.” Whew, for a second there I thought we were going to have to boycott my only reliable source of nesting dolls.

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One Comment

  • Chris

    Call me ignorant but homophobic and France in the same sentence just doesn’t sound right.

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