April Said C is about civil marriage, and that the bill balances 2 aspects: freedom of religion, and extending civil rights to gays and lesbians. Pickering—Scarborough EastON. She said Stephen's speech basically confirmed he's willing to use the notwithstanding clause.
Jean-Claude D'Amours. We must recognized that public office is never easy in the best of times.
After exiting committee, the Government agreed to amendments to the bill that will further protect religious officials who do not wish to perform same-sex marriages, and to protect charitable organizations from losing their tax status. See Senators of the 38th Canadian Parliament and same-sex marriage.
But because the religious right believes fervently that freedom of religion gives then the right to deny, diminish, or eliminate; the rights of others.
In a perfect world, the two principles of equality and respecting the origins of the word 'marriage' would be met with registered domestic partnerships or civil unions for all couples. Hidden categories: All articles with vague or ambiguous time Vague or ambiguous time from August All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from August All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Against same sex marriage debate disagree in Nanaimo with dead external links from September Said marriage pre-dates the existence of Canada, and said we have to solve this issue via a national referendum.
This is not exactly the kind of social scientific evidence you would want to launch a major family experiment.
February Commented during 2nd reading debate by saying "the Prime Minister has chosen to relegate the historical, ages-old, traditional definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others, to the scrap heap of history.