Thursday, December 09, 2004

Hooray for Canada (and New Zealand)!

Within hours of each other today, the Canadian Supreme Court and New Zealand's parliament cleared several hurdles to gay marriage. First New Zealand's parliament voted to recognize civil unions (didn't go far enough, but a step in the right direction) and then the Canadian Supreme Court cleared the way for a law for Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin to bring gay marriage legislation forward.

I fully support the idea of gay marriage. To me, since there is supposed to be a separation of church and state, the state has no business deciding who can or can not get married. If a Catholic church (or any other religious institution) wants to deny two people in love the chance to marry under their God, that is their problem, and I have no issue with that. But a government that has separation of church and state in its constitution has no right to decide who is acceptable for marriage. If only more people in this country would read our Constitution, maybe we could be all we should be.

Just my two cents.

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