09 May '12, 7pm

Meanwhile, 7 years ago (which was already behind the times) Paul Martin actually did something about it:

Address by Prime Minister Paul Martin on Bill C-38 (The Civil Marriage Act) February 16, 2005 House of Commons, Canada I rise today in support of Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act. I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law. This is an important day. The attention of our nation is focused on this chamber, in which John Diefenbaker introduced the Bill of Rights, in which Pierre Trudeau fought to establish the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Our deliberations will be not merely about a piece of legislation or sections of legal text - more deeply, they will be about the kind of nation we are today, and the nation we want to be. This bill protects minority rights. This bill affirms the Charter guarantee of religious freedom. It is that straightforward, Mr. Speaker, and i...

Full article: http://www.yawningbread.org/apdx_2005/imp-176.htm

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