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June 28, 2005

We should have been first


"The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation."
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Canada is to become the third country in the world to recognize same-sex marriage. About time.

"(This) is about the Charter of Rights," Prime Minister Paul Martin said earlier Tuesday. "We are a nation of minorities. And in a nation of minorities, it is important that you don't cherry-pick rights. A right is a right and that is what this vote tonight is all about."

Of course, same-sex marriage was already the law of the land for 90% of Canadians so this new legislation is of most importance to those remaining who live in Prince Edward Island, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories (where a court case had already been filed) and in one more province that comes as no surprise. Meanwhile, some politicians in, don't hold your breath, Alberta continue to embarrass themselves. And by the way, Calgary Tory MP Ted Morton, if your ludicrous suggestion becomes law in Alberta there will be plenty of churches who will be delighted to marry same-sex couples. But the religious rights of those churches, or their gay parishioners, have never meant a damn to you have they? So it hardly surprises me you could care less about the rights of men and women who want to marry outside any church, let alone the one that failed to teach you Christ's compassion.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 28, 2005 10:14 PM

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You were right, Flea. And I was wrong.

Posted by: N [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 30, 2005 02:35 AM

and so we should have. but at least we're there now.

Posted by: mainja [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 30, 2005 07:10 AM

Well, at least we got the bronze.

Posted by: James Bow [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 3, 2005 01:42 PM