Blog /there's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation

December 09, 2004 18:57 +0000  |  Society & Culture 1

the title of this post is a direct quote from Pierre Elliott Trudeau, former prime minister of Canada and the guy who made sure we had something called The Charter of Rights and Freedoms in this country. It was his forsight that's gotten us to this point today.

the supreme court today has officially approved homosexual marraige as protected under our Charter. as a result, parliament will have to vote on the issue and will be hard pressed to approve legislation making it officially legal across the country for bob and henry, or sarah and miranda to tie the knot. it's a big step in the right direction, and we join only two other nations in the world in our recognition of the love shared between two people, regardless of gender. this is my Canada, a country that leads by example when it comes to human rights.

...now if only we could do the same on the environment -- that would be progress.

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edge
10 Dec 2004, 1:32 p.m.  | 

Well sir, I say it is about time. For years the majority of governments in power have been concerned with the religious right and what they had to say, so they have held up the issue under the guise of determining the "true definition" of marriage.

They have been so concerned about whether these people were gay or lesbian that they forgot something - they are people first, and under the priveledge of being granted life they are given all rights just like any heterosexual person would have.

It is long overdue, and about freakin' time. Mad props to Canada for evolving quicker than our southern neighbours.

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