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renaissance poisson ([personal profile] piranha) wrote2005-06-28 08:28 pm

landmark legislation

same-sex marriage bill passes the house 158 to 133. the senate will rubberstamp it, and i doubt the royal assent will be withheld, so it's pretty much a done deal now.

*happydance*. yay, canada! paul martin said: "We are a nation of minorities. And in a nation of minorities, it is important that you don't cherry-pick rights." damn straight.

though i can't say that my joy is unmitigated, because there is too much resistance to it overall. at least the NDP, the bloc, and most of the liberals have gotten their act together to support the charter of rights instead of letting religious zeal undermine human rights, but it took too damn many legal challenges.

and here's something to remember come the next elections: stephen harper said he will bring back the same-sex marriage law for another vote if he wins the next election. i do so hope this costs him and his backers dearly.

[identity profile] the-siobhan.livejournal.com 2005-06-29 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
People hate change. However, they are also very quick to normalize it.

[identity profile] tigertoy.livejournal.com 2005-06-30 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
My apologies if you've already seen this tongue-in-cheek commentary (http://www.livejournal.com/community/liberal/2531076.html), but if you haven't seen it I think you'll be amused. I found links to it on (AFAIK) non-mutual friend's pages.
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[identity profile] pir-anha.livejournal.com 2005-06-30 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
*chuckle*. thanks!