Rear Window Ethics Rear Window Ethics: Canada Approves Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Canada Approves Same-Sex Marriage

Canada's Parliament passed PM Martin's bill allowing gay marriage nationwide. It was mainly a way to formalize what Canadian courts had essentially ruled on in most provinces.

What a thought! A national legislative body agreeing with the courts on something instead of threatening to re-write the constitution over a specific issue.

Martin had a great quote on the day: "We are a nation of minorities, and in a nation of minorities, it is important that you don't cherry pick rights. A right is a right and that is what this vote tonight is all about."