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15 March 2005


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I think it says a lot about a country, the way the Americans voted in this election past. Every state that was polled about gay marriage solidly voted 'Nay.' But to the man responsible for the death and torture of thousands of Iraqi men, women and children, and hundreds of the bravest US citizens, squandaring incomprehensible amounts of money on this war that has no reason, lying to the world and illegally invading another country, strong-arming the rest of the world, ruining an already shaky economy, and causing the loss of millions of jobs... to this man they said 'Yay.'

I've been told 'the grass is always greener on the other side.' Being Canadian, and your closest neighbours, I will admit, ten years ago your grass was pretty green. These days, I'll take my snow over your grass any day, thank you very much.

That's not to say that we're not having our own difficulties up here trying to legally open marriage up to any two souls who want to pay the fee and sign their names. Although we preach about our tolerance, and our 'melting pot' society, apparantly we do a better job of accepting faith, and race, than lifestyle.

But, we're getting there. We're making progress. Our politicians, much to the chagrin of the national majority, have said outright that they will study our laws, and the rights of Canadians, and make their decision on legal grounds, rather than on personal ones. Why? Because it's NOT a personal decision. Their constituents have sworn to have them booted out of office the very next election day. Most of them are holding strong, willing to give up their jobs to do what's right. Only time will tell, of course, but things are looking positive.

So, after all this ranting and carrying on, there's really only one question you need to be asking. Is re-election enough of a price that you would deny innocent people their rights as human beings?

Because really, that's what's going on here.

On a side note, I find it hilarious up here that all these overly conservative people are putting so much time and energy into preventing people they don't even know from having a licence that doesn't affect them in any way, that they're completely ignoring the fact that Canada will most likely legalize marijuana, eventually. Seems odd, doesn't it? Gay couples are tolerable yet Gay husbands and wives will unravel our moral fiber as we know it. Stoned drivers and dope sold at the corner store? Well, it's ok, as long as homosexuals can't marry.

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