Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Married Olympians: We Canít Live Together During Games, But Gay Couples Can
CBS local, Washington ^ | July 16, 2012 | CBS

Posted on 07/16/2012 9:05:45 AM PDT by Robwin

An Australian Olympic married couple claims they have been prohibited from sharing a room in the London Olympic Village, even though gay couples are reportedly allowed to do so.

Olympic shooters Russell and Lauryn Mark told news.com.au that they are being discriminated against by officials.

“The stupid part of this, which I have argued to them, is that there are tons of gay couples on the Olympic team who will be rooming together, so we are being discriminated against because we are heterosexual,” Russell Mark told news.com.au.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: homosexuals; olympics; worldisgoingbonkers
And this world goes just a little bit nuttier.
1 posted on 07/16/2012 9:05:52 AM PDT by Robwin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Robwin

Remember, liberals are dumb, so just use this easy out: “Hey, we’re really gay, but are only married for convenience....so we can still stay in the same room.”


2 posted on 07/16/2012 9:11:44 AM PDT by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Robwin

When you compromise with Evil. Evil Wins.


3 posted on 07/16/2012 9:12:57 AM PDT by Pompah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Robwin

“ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS”


4 posted on 07/16/2012 9:16:15 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who worked for Goldman Sachs)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Robwin

My guess is the dorms are either all-male or all-female.

Multiple people are probably assigned to each room, and (if it is like most typical dorms) the rooms don’t have private bathroom/showers, but rather there is a common bathroom/shower area.

This is a perfectly reasonable setup, but it is poorly setup for men and women to share the same room.

My guess they didn’t even consider the possibility of married couples sharing the same room, because—after all—how many married couples are there entered in the Olympics (or ever in history)? Not many. They were trying to arrange the dorms to accomplish as many people as possible as cheaply as possible. Same sex dorms accomplish that.

The gay couples are just taking advantage of a loophole. Two male (or female) competitors (gay or straight) share the same room. The fact that nobody monitors what goes on inside the rooms is the loophole.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 9:30:07 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama Admits He Can't Fix What Bush Broke, So Why Reelect Obama?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brookhaven
The gay couples are just taking advantage of a loophole.

I first read that as "The gay couples are just taking advantage of a poophole."

6 posted on 07/16/2012 9:32:18 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Robwin
"The couple has previously come under fire for Russell Mark’s claims that sleeping pills help him, as well as for Lauren Mark’s provocative photo shoot showing her in a bikini on the cover of a magazine."

Sleep aids and swimwear? I'm shocked! Heteros are clearly nothing but pill popping pornographers.
7 posted on 07/16/2012 9:35:58 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brookhaven

Ah, yeah, the so called “transvestite can go in girl restrooms” loophole.

Unbelievable how stupid PC we have become.


8 posted on 07/16/2012 9:46:56 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: JudgemAll

I have been the general manager of an auto dealership since 1990. GM, Ford, and Chrysler all accept same sex domestic partners for employee benefits. If you are a male employee living with a female, you get nothing. I guess that’s what you call equality in Obama’s world.


9 posted on 07/16/2012 10:30:48 AM PDT by nobamanomore
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Robwin

Ping for later


10 posted on 07/16/2012 10:37:55 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brookhaven

Your take is correct IMO, but I admit to enjoying seeing the left get a groundless bias accusation used against them, for once.


11 posted on 07/16/2012 10:45:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson