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the bill will go to a "two-line whip" vote in the House of Commons. That means cabinet ministers will have to vote for the bill. However, backbench MPs will be free to vote as they choose.
"Individual members of Parliament should be and will be free to vote as they see fit. However, the position of the government is definitive. For that reason, cabinet members will be required to vote in favour of the legislation," Martin said.
In order to comply with the court's decision, Martin said lawmakers who vote against the legislation wouldn't be left with many options.
Originally posted by Horus_Re
Somewhereinbetween you are indeed,but I have'nt quite got your point ..Are you against or infavour..I guess not.But let's put this another way,if they are not allowed to marry in atleast some 80% of the country if not more,it is kind of undemocratic don't you think that these people have not much of a choice themselves,and in my dictionary as long as people just Love each other what's the fuss.I would'nt be surpriced that a gay marriage would even oulast a traditional one now adays...
Politics does'nt always have all the right answers about purely political topics let alone once they start mixing with religion...no???
Originally posted by f16falcon
Thing that bothers me a lot is the fact that Martin will not allow a nation wide referendum on the issue. Martin talks the talk about democratic reform, but certainly doesn't follow through. If he thinks so many people support gay marriage than why not send it to Canadians to decide?