Our northern neighbor has sanctioned same-sex marriage. That solves our problem of what to do about such a bizarre idea. No longer should it bother our brains, as now any same-sex couple so inclined, can pack up its duds and move to Canada to tie the knot. O Canada, our progressive "true North strong and free" neighbor, welcoming dissatisfied Yanks for more than two centuries, ... THANKS. Canada can serve as the land of the great social experiment and we, the backwards Southerners of North America, can watch and see how the tinkering with ancient mores unfolds for them.
"TORONTO:— Canada legalized gay marriage (search) Wednesday, becoming the world's fourth nation to grant full legal rights to same-sex couples.However, there is something inherently unfair about having to be homosexual, in order to partake of the ancient sacrament of marriage. If both members of a couple are of the same sex and want to marry, yet their sexual status is what is weirdly described as "straight", it would be most discriminatory, as in "D" word DISCRIMINATION, to forbid their quest. And besides, what business is it of the state what people do, or don't do, in their own bedrooms? Haven't we had that mantra pounded into our psyche time and time again?
"The bill gives homosexual couples the same rights as those in traditional unions between a man and a woman, something already legal in eight of Canada's 10 provinces and in two of its three territories.
"But (Prime Minister) Martin, a Roman Catholic, has said that despite anyone's personal beliefs, all Canadians should be granted the same rights to marriage."The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain are the only other nations that allow gay marriage nationwide." Fox News
If two sisters live together, or two brothers, they cannot marry because they are NOT homosexuals? What about two friends of the same sex who may want to marry for tax advantages, such as purchasing a home? Is it morally right of the government to require that they be homosexuals? Of course not! What if they lie and say they are homosexuals, how will the government go about to prove they are lying? Hmmm... What if, for financial reasons, a mother and daughter want to marry, or an uncle and nephew? Why should they have to be homosexual? This boggles the mind. If same sex couples are legally allowed to marry, there should be absolutely no requirement that they be gay. That would be blatant "pro-homosexual bigotry", and it would be insane!
Oh, I just reread the Prime Minister's remarks. Mr. Martin explained "that despite anyone's personal beliefs, all Canadians should be granted the same rights to marriage." Oh, how reassuring, as he obviously means that same-sex couples do not have to be homosexual. Therefore, fathers and sons can now marry each other, even though some people have puritanical beliefs that it is improper. Why, even mothers and sons too. And those Canadians who want to engage in plural marriage, which after all, in the case of polygamy, has been around since time out of mind, ... go for it. It was practiced in the Bible, by the Jews in Europe during the middle ages and it is yet in vogue today in parts of the Muslim world. It most certainly would be discrimination to prohibit such an ancient custom. Even "ménage à trois" should now become a legal, state-sanctioned household arrangement, especially if everyone is the same sex. To now proclaim otherwise, would be insane.