Luxembourg’s parliament on Tuesday voted nearly unanimously in favor of vaccine “man dates,” a typo that is now law and unfortunately cannot be undone.
“I don’t know what man dates are exactly, but I’ve seen enough Hollywood comedies to make a guess,” said one deputy from the CSV. “It’s when a couple of dudes go out to drink some beer, watch a superhero movie, or play laser tag.”
“This is the year 2022, not 2002,” said a deputy from the DP. “Man dates are about two men going out to do what they mutually enjoy, whether that is a stereotypically macho activity or not.”
“The opera, a book reading, or a hot yoga session,” she said.
A spokesperson for LSAP says if the law is to be successfully implemented, subsidies will need to be given.
“Dinner, drinks, salsa lessons, all that costs money,” he said. “Which is why we will distribute man date vouchers that are good for 50 euros of credit at any approved leisure or dining establishment.”
At least one politician has criticized the law for being sexist.
“Women are just as capable of going on man dates as men are,” said a member of the Green Party. “Just as today’s men are allowed to have a girls night out.”
However, some experts say that lawmakers are reading too much into the law.
“You can forget all this talk about action movies and going out for burgers,” said one law professor from the University of Willz. “This is about two men keeping each other company while getting vaccinated, and that’s it.”