Thursday, July 21, 2005

Same-Sex Marriage, Part of Tidal Change

Well it is official! Canada is one of the few nations in the world to allow same-sex marriage. Some of us rejoice at this. THere are others who have a different point of view.

IT would seem that this should be a deader issue now. It remains to be seen what difference it will make in Canadian social life and how the legislation will be lived out but surely the question itself is solved right? Wrong, if Stephen Harper has his way. The opposition leader vows that, should he become Prime Minister, he will bring in legislation to change the current law, something any government can certainly do. In light of such comments there is an opinion piece on the Globe and Mail web site that suggests Mr. Harper is fighting an irresistable tide.

Now the problem for those of us who concern ourselves with such things is to ask when the tide needs to be fought and when to surf on in. Just because change is happening doesn't always make it right

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