12.17.2004

Hockey Icon, Don Cherry, Gives Thumbs up to Gay Marriage

Hockey Icon, Don Cherry, Gives Thumbs up to Gay Marriage

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.


Rick Barnes
Queer Thoughts


Link: CBC Archives - Don Cherry

7 comments:

Gazetteer said...

Nice catch Rick, thanks.

Ol' Don clearly has better focus groups than the Klein/Harper axis.

Gazetteer said...

Rick,

Apologies for not recognizing your name when you posted on my place last night, was going fast when I came across the Cherry post.

Site looks great, you're flyin' already.

SOH said...

Don is right on the money..so to speak. Whether or not this bill becomes a reality will all boil down to economics.

Gay marriage? Why not! Why should heterosexuals be the only ones to suffer;-)

Rick Barnes said...

I had another insight to Don when he said this! You of course are right. We all deserve to be happy or not together.

Anonymous said...

I have been entertained by Don Cherry for many years. But after watching him tonite, while Edmonton beats Carolina, it became clear to me he must be a homosexual, or at least bisexual. Don supports gay marriage, reportedly kisses his favourite ex-NHLer Gilmour (who has been rumoured to be bisexual), every time he sees him and then there's those suits! Are you kidding me? He's a closet queen for sure!

Anonymous said...

I have been entertained by Don Cherry for many years. But after watching him tonite, while Edmonton beats Carolina, it became clear to me he must be a homosexual, or at least bisexual. Don supports gay marriage, reportedly kisses his favourite ex-NHLer Gilmour (who has been rumoured to be bisexual), every time he sees him and then there's those suits! Are you kidding me? He's a closet queen for sure!

bigcitylib said...

Good on Don. He can still occasionally surprise you.