Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Canada legalizes same-sex marriage

Well, no wonder Cory Williamson had to run out and make sweet love to Princess! He must have known this was coming.

Canada just became the third nation on earth to legalize same-sex marriage.

Although gay marriage is already legal in seven provinces, the bill now grants all same-sex couples in Canada the same legal rights as those in traditional union between a man and a woman.

The Netherlands and Belgium are the only other nations that allow gay marriage nationwide.

The legislation, drafted by Prime Minister Paul Martin's minority Liberal Party government, was expected to easily pass through the Liberal-dominated Senate and become federal law by the end of July. It was the last major piece of legislation before Parliament recessed for summer and comes on the first anniversary of Martin's leadership.
As Sen. Santorum says, now it's only a matter of time before man-on-dog action breaks out all over. Like in South Carolina, the heart of Bush Country. Not Massachussettes. South Carolina.

Sure, Canada isn't actually anywhere near South Carolina, but gay marriage is gay marriage, and as the good senator says, once you cross that line...

Right, Senator?

[UPDATE - Spain's parliament jumped ahead of the Canadian senate and has now, officially, become the third nation on earth to legalize same-sex marriage]