Legal Canada - Equality
Free vote for marriage
may think gays are such a small minority that giving them the equivalent of a
boot to the ribs of a broken man in a park at night won't lose them many votes,
but it will. Canadians think gay marriage is okay. Furthermore, they don't like
bullying and the brutes who do it. Any MPs who join the gay-bashing gang are going
to suffer in the next election ..."
The Globe and Mail, August
politicians continue to debate whether or not to treat gay and lesbian couples
as persons living under the protections of the Canadian Charter,
it has become important to track their responses to the marriage challenge.
Clayton Chrusch, a computer science student in Hamilton who is planning to marry
his partner of four years this fall, has created a web page in an attempt to track
their likely or expressed plans for the Parliamentary free vote on equal marriage.
is an opportunity for all of us to hold our politicians accountable for their
treatment of gay and lesbian couples. History will show who stood on the side
of equality, and who cast their vote for bigotry and prejudice. Please join us
in defending the rights of our Charter. Use Clayton's equality scorecard
to express your support or displeasure with your local member of parliament.
for details on external link marriagevote.ca