Somehow I knew this would happen. Now that Canada had approved same-sex marriage, those who don’t count themselves amongst the gay and lesbian crowd are getting married – for the tax benefits!
Bill Dalrymple, 56, and best friend Bryan Pinn, 65, have decided to take the plunge and try out the new same-sex marriage legislation with a twist — they’re straight men. They want to shed light on the widespread financial implications of the new legislation and are willing to take it all the way.
“I think it’s a hoot,” Pinn said.
The proposal came last Monday at a Toronto bar amid shock and laughter from their friends. But the two — both of whom were previously married and both of whom are looking for a good woman to love — insist that after the humour subsided, a real issue lies at the heart of it all.
“There are significant tax implications that we don’t think the government has thought through,” Pinn said.
Is the Canadian government prepared to institute measures to ensure ‘proof of gayness’? How long before the employed Widow Jones marries her unemployed son so that he can be covered under her health insurance?
Pandora’s Box has officially been opened.