12.06.2006

charade

I will be glad when this ridiculous charade is over with.

I've see on many blogs and websites that same-sex couples in the US are watching anxiously, as if Canada might actually rescind the right of same-sex couples to marry. I wish they realized that this bill has virtually no chance of passing.

Another reason to dislike Stephen Harper? Sure. A reason to worry about Canada's future? Definitely not.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that link!

West End Bound said...

"drf" and I have been listening to the debate in The House after Question Period today . . . I have to say that just hearing members of all parties discuss same sex marriage without embarrassment, snickers in the audience or searching for words other than homophobic was quite refreshing. The Conservative's attempt to justify bringing up the subject looks pretty weak against the Opposition's rationale.

As most of us in "blog-land" are quite well informed, we were quite comfortably secure that the C38 bill of last year will not be overturned by this vote to revisit the issue. You're right, though, it is definitely another reason to dislike "shrub" harper. As the repugs here in the US, the tories are just playing to their base. ("Base" being a very descriptive term in their case!)

L-girl said...

As most of us in "blog-land" are quite well informed, we were quite comfortably secure that the C38 bill of last year will not be overturned by this vote to revisit the issue.

I'm glad to hear it! I haven't found that to be the case in general, but I'm glad you guys are not worried.

As the repugs here in the US, the tories are just playing to their base.

And fortunately for all of us, that base is much smaller in Canada.

Many people who vote Conservative support same-sex marriage, and are disappointed that Harper is doing this. So this may prove to help the opposition in the long run.

Someone recently said as much on one of the move-to-Canada blogs, can't remember who, or where... :/

Masnick96 said...

He's pandering to the extremists in his party so he can throw up his arms and say "see...I tried."

The scary thing is if the Conservatives ever get a majority if they really will consider the topic "closed" for discussi

L-girl said...

The scary thing is if the Conservatives ever get a majority

Now there's something we never want to see. I'm getting excited about the next election. We've been here less than 1.5 years and we're already on our second election. Fun! :)

Scott M. said...

BTW, if anyone wants to watch the vote this afternoon, it's immediately following question period at about 3pm. You can watch it online in Englishhere courtesy CPAC.

Other feeds are available here:

http://www.cpac.ca/forms/index.asp?dsp=template&act=view3§ion_id=392&template_id=392&lang=e

redsock said...

Laura says the final vote was 175-123.

That seems awfully close to me.

L-girl said...

Laura says the final vote was 175-123.

Actually, Scott said it, above.

It's closer than I'd have liked to see.

L-girl said...

Oops, that wasn't above. Scott posted it in a different thread.

L-girl said...

Thanks for those links, Scott. Since I missed it this afternoon, I'm going to watch it CPAC later today.

Lone Primate said...

Laura says the final vote was 175-123.

That seems awfully close to me.



It's closer than I'd have liked to see.


Wellllll... I'd just like to remind everyone that Bill C-38 enabling same-sex marriage last year only passed 158-133. 175-123 is a wider margin, not a narrower one. That's progress. :)

L-girl said...

I'd just like to remind everyone that Bill C-38 enabling same-sex marriage last year only passed 158-133.

Ah! I did not know that. Yes, progress.

You might want to post this in the "framework" thread as well.

dcbean said...

And speaking of the difference with Conservatives in Canada, it is interesting that twelve tories voted against their own government and against the resolution, including six government ministers. Progress of a sort?

L-girl said...

Progress of a sort?

I think it must be.