Controversial Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry appearing on TSN tonight was asked about same-sex marriage. "Why should I care," he said, "Is it going to cost me money, no."
Cherry is an Anglican and went onto say He didn't think they should be married in church, but going to a Justice of the Peace was okay.
Cherry is loved or hated in Canada. There is nothing in between. His opinions on Quebec, swedish hockey players and and the Iraq war got him into serious trouble during his Hockey Night in Canada segment, "Coaches Corner." The five minute segment that plays at the end of the first period is one of the highest rated five minutes on Canadian television.
Cherry had two favourite hockey players. Bobby Orr whom he coached in Boston and Doug Gilmour. Gilmour appeared on Cherry's show more than any other hockey player. Cherry always gave him a kiss.
Earlier this year Cherry was selected as a finalist for a television show, Greatest Canadian. Cherry finished seventh after 10 weeks of voting.
Now that gay marriage has Don Cherry's okay, I can not imagine it not passing in Parliament next February. He was one of the last of the "good ole boys" I expected to be supportive.
Link: CBC Archives - Don Cherry