Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Speaking of SSM: Another openly gay Liberal set to wed


Another openly gay, high-profile Liberal is about to tie the knot.

Nova Scotia Liberal MP Scott Brison is set to wed his partner Maxime St. Pierre this weekend at a private ceremony at Mr. Brison’s Hants County home.

Former PM Paul Martin reportedly will be there, as will Lib­eral Leader Stephane Dion, NHL Hall of Fame goaltender and ex-cabinet minister Ken Dryden and former New Brun­swick premier Frank McKen­na.

However, these details aren't confirmed by the grooms themselves. Mr. Brison’s staff won’t re­veal any details of the event and has sworn guests to secrecy. Mr. Brison’s office has de­clined comment on the wed­ding.

There's nothing wrong with a little privacy. If anything, it counters the assertion from some anti-gay folks that we homosexuals simply love flaunting our lifestyle inappropriately.

Brison has always had a very sensible approach to being "out of the closet." He's never made a big deal out of it, describing himself not as a gay politician, but as a "politician who happens to be gay."

He once told The Canadian Press that he would rather his marriage plans we­ren’t newsworthy at all. “I’m looking forward to the day when the idea of a gay or lesbian poli­tician getting married is not a story at all," he said.

But for now, it's cause for more celebration. When any two people can commit themselves to the important institution of marriage, it's a great day indeed. Congrats to both Scott and Maxime! All the best!

2 comments:

annie said...

Good for Scott and much luck..good to see that Paul Martin, Stephene and Mr Dryden will be there

Anonymous said...

I wish Scott and his partner health, happiness and success in their life together. And, more importantly, the privacy he desires - hint, hint.