Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave...

As I write this, the Canadian House of Parliament is about to vote to pass Bill C-38.

The same-sex marriage bill.

I've waited a long time to see real equal rights for gays in this country.

Today, in Parliament, with the third reading of Bill C-38, the civil marriage for gays bill, and the passing of that bill, those rights became law.

158 yeas to 133 nays.

If the Conservatives wish to change the law, they will now have to invoke the notwithstanding clause.

I couldn't be happier. The only bittersweet is that Guy and Joe didn't survive to see it happen.

2 comments:

jen said...

Hi Tina,

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm glad to see another heterosexual showing support for the bill. As for the congratulations for me and my wife...thanks - I accept them in the spirit in which they were given, however, my husband, Mark might be a little confused :)

BTW...I live a couple of 'burbs away from you - towards Montreal.

Pepperfire said...

Ooops, Jen, my apologies to Mark. I had been reading a lot of "Conservative" blogs before I got to yours. Maybe he could grow a beard?