June 28th, 2005

Atacama

Live: Watch Canada legalize same sex marriage!

Webcast is here; a good backgrounder is here courtesy of the CBC.

SUMMARY
This enactment extends the legal capacity for marriage for civil purposes to same-sex couples in order to reflect values of tolerance, respect and equality, consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It also makes consequential amendments to other Acts to ensure equal access for same-sex couples to the civil effects of marriage and divorce.

[I think they'll get there in a bit, anyhow... in the meantime, Judi Longfield can bite me.]
Atacama

C-38

Poll #522370 Just making sure

If you were able to marry your same sex partner, would you...

... marry him/her?
4(14.8%)
... enter into a plural marriage?
0(0.0%)
... become a bigamist?
0(0.0%)
... start molesting children?
0(0.0%)
... start having sex with animals?
1(3.7%)
I don't have a partner
10(37.0%)
I already married my opposite-sex partner
0(0.0%)
I already married my same-sex partner
2(7.4%)
We don't want to get married
2(7.4%)
Other [explain in comments below]
3(11.1%)