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Same-sex legislation passed
Last Updated Tue, 28 Jun 2005 21:07:41 EDT
The Liberals' controversial same-sex marriage legislation has passed final reading the House of Commons, sailing through with a vote of 158 for and 133 against.
Supported by most members of the Liberals, the Bloc Quebecois and the NDP, the legislation passed easily, making Canada only the third country in the world, after the Netherlands and Belgium, to officially recognize same-sex unions.
Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
Well, it's a little more honest than the watered down Civil Unions legislation of a certain small ovine nation in the antipodes.
Originally posted by Lecky
Sounds like most Canadians are rational people who think homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals.
Originally posted by Otts
Well, that's what it is in Canada - legalization of civil weddings for gays. I don't see how the state could legislate religious marriage... that would actually be abuse of power by a government.