Internet Responds To Couple's Marriage Equality Divorce Threat By Setting Up Grindr Profile
Last week Canberra couple Nick and Sarah Jensen announced that if the Marriage Quality Bill passed they would divorce in protest.
The bizarre protest, which was first published in the Canberra City News, soon made headlines around the country.
According to Nick, although he loves and wants to stay committed to his wife, the pair would be heading to the divorce court if same-sex marriage was allowed to happen in Australia.
“Our view is that marriage is a fundamental order of creation,” he said.
“Part of God’s intimate story for human history. Marriage is the union of a man and a woman before a community in the sight of God.
"And the marriage of any couple is important to God regardless of whether that couple recognises God’s involvement or authority in it.”
Since then it's been revealed, despite their wishes, the couple would be unable to divorce if they planned to continue living in a relationship together.
In Australia, a couple have to separate for 12 months before being able to apply for divorce.
But that hasn't stopped the internet responding, with someone going so far as to create a Grindr profile for the now infamous Nick.
With the name 'DiscreetMarried', the profile describes Nick as a:
"Married man soon to be back on the market and want to explore my gay side - just looking for NSA and must be discreet. Live in Canberra but in Sydney for a few days - love this gay city! BTM."
Not stopping there, a Gumtree profile advertising 'SingleNick' has also been created.
Titled "Free to be me" the ad goes on to say:
"I need to divorce due to upcoming marriage equality, so am looking for a guy who can put up with my narcissism, my sense of privilege, my 6am animal sacrifices and my collection of 90s Kylie Minogue remixes. Love reading the Bible, particularly the Leviticius stuff about not eating shellfish, and the slavery stuff."
We're guessing this isn't what the Jensen's were expecting when they first came out...