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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:13 PM
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John Inman married in civil partnership 12/27
Edited on Tue Jan-03-06 01:18 PM by melissinha
John Inman No Longer Free
p://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2005590603,00.html

Wikipedia:
John Inman (born 28 June 1935 in Blackpool, England) is a British actor. He achieved enormous celebrity in the 1970s as the camp Mr. Humphries in the British sitcom Are You Being Served? (1972-1985), with the catchphrase "I'm free!". Humphries was widely criticised as a homosexual parody; Inman and the show's creators point out that while the character had camp mannerisms, Humphries' sexual orientation was never explicitly stated.
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On 27 December 2005 Inman entered into a civil partnership with his partner of 33 years Ron Lynch in Westminster under a new British law giving official recognition to same sex relationships, which had come into effect the week before. <1>


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Inman


How cool is that? Wonder how many civil partnerships were celebrated last month ....


:toast: Cheers, John and Ron!

(thanks hippiechick for reminding me to put the toast smilie)
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:15 PM
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1. 33 YEARS !
... how many hetero relationships would last that long w/o an official marriage ceremony ?

:toast: To John and Ron !!
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:33 PM
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5. And they're the one's the fundies claim are destroying the sanctity
of marraige? Maybe the wingnuts are fighting this so hard because they're afraid we'll show them up - like, well, like we are in Mass already.

Congrats to the newlyweds!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:50 PM
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10. Sadly
Isn't Texas the number one state on divorce? Jesus never talked about gay people and neither should I. It's none of my business and my government shouldn't treat me any better than someone else where it concerns being equal in the eyes of the law which is what it's about.
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BeeBee Donating Member (480 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:22 PM
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2. Congratulations John and Ron!!!!! n/t
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Indykatie Donating Member (416 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:31 PM
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4. Big Fan of Are U Being Served
and the entire cast. Good for John and his partner.
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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:26 PM
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3. That is just wonderful
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:34 PM
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6. That is really great! For someone that age to FINALLY get to be
have a recognized legal relationship.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:36 PM
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7. I'm happy to know he's had a love in his life all these years!
I adored watching him in that series.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:49 PM
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8. Wow, the show ran THAT long?
Edited on Tue Jan-03-06 01:54 PM by rocknation
Humphries was widely criticised as a homosexual parody...Humphries' sexual orientation was never explicitly stated.

That's ridiculous. I loved Mr. Humphries, he NEVER behaved negatively about his sexual orientation, and his so-called "discretion" about it is exactly what made his character so endearing! Anyway, congrats and thanks for the memories--now you really ARE free!



:party:
rocknation


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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 04:34 PM
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13. I think it was explicitly stated once
In the later years, the show moved out of the department store when the staff inherited a hotel. The caretaker's daughter, an innocent lass, tried to share Mr. Humphries's bed with him since there was nowhere else to sleep. IIRC, at that point Mr. Humphries indicated this would not be appropriate, and made some reference to his liking women.

So the ultimate irony is that the most "homosexual" character turned out to be straight, at least as far as we could tell from his admissions.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 01:49 PM
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9. Don't forget Elton
Didn't Boy George marry too?
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 02:07 PM
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11. Didn't know abouit Boy George
Can't find it in Wikipedia..

But yes, it has been well publicized that Elton John tied the knot... Wonder how many well know Brits have or are going to be married....


Congratulations to all.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 02:21 PM
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12. HE REALLY WAS GAY?!?!?!
Everything I read and heard about was kept ambiguous at best.

Nice.

Of course, I parody everything too...
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