a nation of tolerance
bill c-38, more commonly known as "the gay marriage bill" has finally passed in the house of commons. i'm not sure what else to say right now except that i'm so very proud of my country tonight. we owe a big thank you to Pierre Trudeau, the NDP and the gay community for pushing this issue for decades -- Canada is only the 3rd country on the planet to officially recognise the love between two people of the same sex, and in an age when being gay can get you hanged in some countries, Canada stands as a symbol of tolerance and acceptance for something that is quite natural. i never thought i'd do this, but i have to quote paul martin here:
the vote is about the Charter of Rights. we're a nation of minorities and in a nation of minorities you don't cherry-pick rights.
well said paul.