Narrow minded, bigoted, LGBTQ activists have condemned the marriage. I know!
Travis McIntosh and Matt McCormick wrote their wedding vows yesterday, brimming with"nervous excitement" about their big day.
The Dunedin men will marry tomorrow (today), but their move has horrified gay groups.
The pair are heterosexual best mates.
Engineering student Mr McIntosh, 23, and teacher Mr McCormick, 24, will tie the knot to win a The Edge radio station competition and a trip to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.
Mr McCormick said from Auckland yesterday opposition to the wedding was understandable but the pair never intended to offend anyone.
"We are not here to insult anyone. We are here to do our own thing and travel our own path." Mr McIntosh said the wedding was not mocking the institution of marriage.
The pair said their wedding vows would touch on their friendship and recall their time playing rugby together at King's High School in Dunedin.
Mr McCormick, a teacher at Musselburgh School, said the friendship began after the two met at Pirates Rugby Club in Dunedin when he was aged 6.
His family, like Mr McIntosh's, was excited about the wedding.
"They're backing us 100 per cent," Mr McCormick said. - Source
Their parents must be so proud. I'm thinking it will be a Josephite marriage, which is quite edifying.
Gay groups claim the pair are trivializing marriage ... actually making a mockery of it.
I wonder if they'd be available for St. Patrick's Day?
*Just kidding - kinda - I'm against same sex marriage.
H/T Ray and Joel