Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Progress on the Human front

Today, the Canadian Government passed Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act, redefining Marriage as the union of two persons to the exclusion of all others, and I was extremely proud to be Canadian. It still has to pass in the Senate and receive Royal Assent, but that's expected to happen in the next few weeks, making Canada the 3rd nation on the planet to allow Same Sex Marriage, just ahead of the expected passing of similar legislation in Spain. In Spain, the bill passed the Lower House in April, but was defeated in the Upper House on June 22nd, however in Spain, that just means the Lower House will take the legislation on again and pass it again, finally making it law.

I've spent the last few days emailing Canadian MPs about various comments they have made during debate, including a flaming mad email to Paul Szabo, a Liberal MP who stated that there is less love in a common law relationship then there is in a Marriage, which made me want to shoot him in the ass with a BB gun (but I won't). It's amazing how these people we elected to represent us would say some of the more insensitive things and that these things are there, in Public Record. How do I know this? Duh, I watch CPAC religiously. It's my ESPN or TSN.

So, Canada moves one step closer to progress on the Human Front.

2 Comments:

At 7:54 PM, Blogger Gail said...

I was at a party in downtown Toronto last night when the news came in. Lots of gay men --> lots of whooping and hollering!

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Fancy C. Poitras said...

There was a party at Joey Tomato's on Jasper, mere steps from our building, and it was all well and fine, until we realized around midnight that of course the new outdoor bar addition to the grill and lounge was loud at bedtime. but hey, who am I to rain on their parade ;)

 

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