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Boy George slams gay marriage as outdated

Ross von Metzke | February 24, 2006

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LONDON — Former Culture Club front man Boy George has come forward and slammed same-sex 'weddings', saying that the traditions of marriage are outdated and have no place in modern or gay culture.

The �Karma Chameleon� singer denounced Elton John and David Furnish's decision to have a civil ceremony last year when the United Kingdom legalized same-sex unions.

According to the Evening Standard, he said he predicted many gay marriages are destined for the divorce courts.

�Gay unions, what is that all about?,� he said. �I haven't been invited to any ceremonies and I wouldn't go anyway. The idea that gay people have to mimic what obviously doesn't work for straight people anymore, I think is a bit tragic. I'm looking forward to gay divorces.�

Boy George, who is currently facing drugs charges for cocaine possession in New York, went on to praise Brokeback Mountain for bravely focusing on intimacy between two gay men. He said contemporary society continues to view gay relationships as purely sexual and sordid, and was amazed the film dared to dig deeper.

�We live in a culture that pretends to accept and understand, but which doesn't want to deal with the finer details of gay culture,� he said. �I have asked a lot of straight men about Brokeback Mountain and they said they couldn't relate to it. I cried in my trailer, I was like, �Oh my God, that is my life.� It deals with intimacy, which is far more shocking than sex.� – Gay Link Content

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