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Canada approves gay marrige rights

Discussion in 'News' started by <KEY3>, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    Canada approves gay marriage

    Associated Press
    Wednesday June 29, 2005
    • Canada last night became the third country in the world to approve gay marriages when MPs passed a historic bill granting same-sex couples equal rights to those in traditional marriages.

      The bill was passed by the Canadian House of Commons despite strong opposition from religious leaders and conservative MPs.

      Gay marriage is already legal in seven provinces in Canada, but the new legislation grants same-sex couples the same legal rights as heterosexual couples nationwide. The Netherlands and Belgium are the only other countries to allow gay marriages.

      The bill - drafted by the minority Liberal party government of the Canadian prime minister, Paul Martin - has been hailed as a step forward for human rights.

      "We are a nation of minorities," Mr Martin said. "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."

      The legislation split the Liberal party, with 158 MPs voting to pass the bill and 133 against. The junior cabinet minister Joe Comuzzi, responsible for development in northern Ontario, resigned on Tuesday rather than voting on the issue.

      The Catholic church - the largest religion in Canada - is strongly opposed to the new legislation. Religious leaders claimed their clergy could be forced to perform gay marriages rather than risking being taken to human rights tribunals if they refused.

      However, the new bill only covers civil unions, rather than religious ones, meaning no clergy would have to perform same-sex ceremonies unless they wanted to.

      Government statistics estimate there are 34,000 gay and lesbian couples in Canada. "Lesbians and gay people are your brothers and sisters, neighbours, friends and co-workers," Alex Munter, the national spokesman for Canadians for Equal Marriage, said.

      "At the end of the day, no argument in favour of exclusion can withstand what people see with their own eyes - that it is wrong to treat people they care about in a way that diminishes their personal choice."

      Opponents of the bill have threatened to oust MPs who supported the legislation at Canada's next general election.

      Charles McVety, a spokesman for Defend Marriage Canada and the president of Canada Christian College, called the vote an "onerous breach of trust and the deconstruction of so much that is dear to our hearts".

      "This is the beginning of the formal fight against the redefinition of marriage," he said. "We will, in the next election, be able to correct this incredible democratic deficit before us today."

      The draft bill was expected to easily pass the Senate and become federal law by the end of July.
    I just happy Canada isn't a repressive church state.
    thoughts? opinions?
  2. bigguy

    bigguy Senior Member

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    The only gay marriage is between a man and a woman!
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2008
  3. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

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    bunch of homersexuals!

  4. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

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    damn, i is like so hurting over this.

    ERIZENO Senior Member

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    I wish we were a nation big enough to be there with you guys, too bad most of us are too afraid of this subject and jump to bad thoughts rather than be accepting of things uncomfortable to us.

    that homer thing is super comedy !!!!!
  6. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

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    So, is San Francisco going to like empty out as all the gays and lesbians rush north to live in Canada? Maybe now a flat in the Castro district will come down into a price range that mere mortals can afford.

    "Homersexual marriage, eh? Time for a two-fer. Don't forget the flippin' tomato juice, eh?"
  7. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

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    haha! this is awesome, i heard it on the radio today, fucking stoked...
  8. Salafi_Zahrah

    Salafi_Zahrah Junior Member

    Joined: May 28, 2005 Messages: 100 Likes Received: 0
    ASTAGHFIRALLAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hatred:
    May Allah guide them or punish them.
  9. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

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    No comment.

    *I spelt comment wrong.
  10. theGOON

    theGOON Member

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    hmm. canada lost a lot of "51st state" status with that one. good to see some of the world isn't completely retarded.
  11. tsuifuku

    tsuifuku Junior Member

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    say wallahi
  12. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

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  13. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    "Come to Canada we have gays and drugs."
  14. Dawood

    Dawood Elite Member

    Joined: May 8, 2002 Messages: 4,677 Likes Received: 147
    So what disgusting low point will our society plunge into next? Will we draw the line at consensual sex between fathers and daughters being legal? Or mother and son marriage? How about Father & Son MArriage?
    Yeah, thats it, lets let our Fathers knock up our daughters and have a whole new breed of inspired "elevated free thinking individuals".Don't get me wrong , I like free thinking and open mindedness as much as the next guy (or girl) But how free do you want to be? There has to be a limit, some sort of criteria? Were we created just to worship our Low, below the belt desires or is there some sort of order to adhere to?
    Don't you people pay attention when youre stricken with disease after disease because of youre sexual promiscuity and perversion?
    And make no mistake, Homosexuality is a disease, a sickness, not a hereditary gene that was inherited by your weirdo grandfather who used to take baths with all the kids. It is a learned behavior, something that is developed, not something that is inherent or that a person is born with. People would have us beleive otherwise (especially fags) That way they can argue that this is something that they cannot change , thus trying to equate their plight with that of oppressed minorities and such. This is simply not the case, A black man is born black, An Italian is born Italian, they cant change that, But a Homo CHOOSES that path. They can be rehabilitated if they choose. It is simply a case of a person choosing this selfish, non-productive, perverted lifestyle for whatever reason. The scary part is that even Heterosexuals have adopted this tolerance of Faggots so to allow them to flourish and develop in our societies to the point where their marriage is (only by them) legitimized even though they are going against the very , natural inclination that they were created with. (And dont tell me a 4 month old is born Gay.....Its not possible , All children come into this world in a perfect state of purity , NEVER did God create a Faggot baby. Never. It was them, who chose to be frooty, And I'm not with that frooty Junk, Punk! straighten up and fly right. P.S. i'm not a HomoPhobe ....I a'int scuurred ! Now go to bed kids... dont forget to flush your teeth and brush the toilet.....
  15. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

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    you are joking, right?!


    yeah... you're joking