Monday, December 04, 2006

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.

3 Comments:

At 12/05/2006 12:16 AM, Blogger wilson61 said...

Britain's civil union bill
Canada's Same Sex Marriage bill

Big difference to those opposed. Civil Unions was the way to go, but Libs (to appease the NDP) kicked it up a knotch to SSM.

 
At 12/05/2006 1:01 AM, Blogger Clear Grit said...

To appease the NDP? I think not. It was the right thing to do, NDP be damned.

 
At 12/05/2006 9:18 AM, Anonymous Refrozen Seabass said...

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?

The religious kind!

Civil Unions are not the way to go, Wilson. Separate but equal is not equal, as this picture so elegantly demonstrates.

 

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