3News 12 September 2014
The marriage of two heterosexual New Zealand men to win tickets to 2015 Rugby World Cup in London in a radio show promotion is horrifying gay rights and conservative groups.
Travis McIntosh, a 23-year-old engineering student from Otago University, and Matt McCormick, a 24-year-old teacher at Musselburgh School in Dunedin, were married at Eden Park in Auckland today.
About 60 family members travelled to Auckland to watch the two best mates marry to win a trip of a lifetime. The marriage was live-streamed by The Edge radio station.
“It’s official folks, Travis and Matt have just said ‘I do’! Congrats to the happy couple!,” the station tweeted.
Family First, a lobby group opposed to same-sex marriage, says the outrage expressed by gay rights groups is ironic.
National director Bob McCoskrie says the change in law was “an arrogant act of cultural vandalism”.
“This competition makes a mockery of marriage, but so did the redefining of marriage.”