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May 22, 2006

The Mounties get their men

The first same-sex marriage in the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has not passed without comment and not all of it friendly. Fortunately, this Halifax Chronicle Herald report suggests Const. Jason Tree and Const. David Connors are not bothered.

Asked if the publicity about their marriage will bring derision on them, Const. Tree said Mounties have thick skin.

"Thatís nothing new. People insult you all the time. ... "Everyoneís entitled to their opinion, and I donít have a problem if people have that opinion as long as they keep it within the proper realm."

They do not mind the jokes either; including the obvious Brokeback Mounties reference.

"Iíve heard that, and itís funny," Const. Connors said.

On a tangential note: You can have a Gay Mountie of your very own by pouring two-thirds of a glass of Canadian whisky over ice, add one and a half ounces of sweet vermouth, one ounce of Amaretto and one ounce of Yukon Jack. Stir, add a cherry and you are ready to go.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 22, 2006 09:14 AM