The Sanctity of Marriage
More gay people in Britain have tied the knot since Britain's civil union bill was passed ten months ago than were expected to have done so by 2030. That's because gay people are just as ready and eager to commit to each other in loving relationships as straight people are. (Surprisingly, though, gay men have been more likely to get married than women. Kind of counter-intuitive, that.)
Why, then, is Stephen Harper insisting on opening the same-sex marriage debate? Why is he opening wounds that have just barely started to heal, with the intention of pouring salt into them? What kind of bigotry and hatred must this man possess to want to take something so precious and so essential to human nature away from gay people? This is inexcusable; Harper, Conservatives, and their resident uncle Tom cabinet minister Baird should be ashamed of themselves.
Tomorrow, the debate kicks off on whether to repeal same-sex marriage. Our new leader Stephane Dion will be leading the Liberal charge to defend equality and freedom; he will open the debate for the opposition. I know I'll be watching.