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    Bill C-38 passed the third reading today with a vote tally of 158 yays vs. 133 nays.



    Canada has become the third country in the world to allow civil same-sex unions, after Belgium and Netherlands.


    A victory for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, and a symbolic cementing of separation of state and religion.

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    YBBN - James

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    • #3
      Originally posted by avro_arrow_25206
      Canada has become the third country in the world to allow civil same-sex unions, after Belgium and Netherlands.

      Wrong on the 9th December 2004 New Zealand Parliament passed the Civil Union Bill.

      In 1893, New Zealand became the first nation to grant women full voting rights. At that time some blokes would be going "women should never vote, they have babies and clean, end of story" These days it's absurd to think women once coulden't vote. Same holds true for civil union, in 100 years time people coulden't imagine that once gay relationships were not recongnised by law.

      I don't know why people jump up and down over trivial issues such as this. Maybe if those religious fanatics and traditional thinkers put all their energy into feeding the world, solving pollution issues, overthrowing illegal government's we'd all be better off.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Messerschmitt Man
        Wrong on the 9th December 2004 New Zealand Parliament passed the Civil Union Bill.
        I think I've heard about that somewhere, but correct me if I'm wrong: there's some sort of restriction / conditions, so that "technically" same-sex unions are not on equal footing?

        Anyway, I got that from the article... blame the CBC

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        • #5
          Take that Steven Hardly-a-good-polotician!
          -Kevin

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ACman
            Take that Steven Hardly-a-good-polotician!
            Don't rub it in too much Kev... don't want this to turn into another useless C vs L argument again

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            • #7
              I take this as good news. Personally, I have no problem with gay marriage. I dont see why people go against it, even though it seems "different" to some people. Maybe its because Ive personally known gay people all my life, but I come to treat them normally, not saying disrespectful things about them.

              This is just 1 step to fully legalizing gay marriage, however it still has to pass in the senate.

              Now, if those US states would turn around and throw out those gay marriage bans, how pathetic can you get.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Messerschmitt Man
                Wrong on the 9th December 2004 New Zealand Parliament passed the Civil Union Bill.

                In 1893, New Zealand became the first nation to grant women full voting rights. At that time some blokes would be going "women should never vote, they have babies and clean, end of story" These days it's absurd to think women once coulden't vote. Same holds true for civil union, in 100 years time people coulden't imagine that once gay relationships were not recongnised by law.
                I believe a civil union is not quite the same as marriage. The Civil Union bill was created because the government could not get enough support from parliament to strike down a rather old statute that rules same-sex marriages as illegal. However it shouldn't be long before same-sex marriages are permitted and no sleazebag Brian Tamaki is going to stop that.

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                • #9
                  Where is the Sodomobile?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by andrew_c
                    Now, if those US states would turn around and throw out those gay marriage bans, how pathetic can you get.
                    No thanks, states like Massachusetts are already the laughing stock for legalizing it. I'm all for Civil Unions which gives them all the rights of a marriage, just don't call it a marriage. When a partner is in the hospital they can make the choice of what's going on. Just don't call it a marriage.

                    If you legalize this, do we next legalize Poligamy(sp)?

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                    • #11
                      No that will not happen because it would violate equality between male and female

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by avro_arrow_25206
                        No that will not happen because it would violate equality between male and female
                        How about marriage between a brother and a sister, or other very close relatives?

                        Why can't these people get married? Don't they have the same rights as homosexuals?

                        Regards.
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                        • #13
                          Top Gun and TAP don't be silly. Stop diverging from the topic.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Top_Gun
                            No thanks, states like Massachusetts are already the laughing stock for legalizing it. I'm all for Civil Unions which gives them all the rights of a marriage, just don't call it a marriage. When a partner is in the hospital they can make the choice of what's going on. Just don't call it a marriage.

                            If you legalize this, do we next legalize Poligamy(sp)?
                            So, you are comparing gays to poligamists....

                            You are now on my NOT list.



                            That is the whole attitude that screws the world over. If someone is different, why should they have rights? It makes me sad and angry....

                            But I am not going to bother.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ptbodale
                              Top Gun and TAP don't be silly. Stop diverging from the topic.
                              Silly why? Diverging how? Aren't we talking about:

                              Originally posted by avro_arrow_25206
                              A victory for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, and a symbolic cementing of separation of state and religion.
                              Regards.
                              TAP - Transportes Aéreos Portugueses

                              Voe mais alto. Fly higher.

                              www.flytap.com

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