The last time the Conservative Party of Canada had a leadership election, ingay marriage had yet to be settled and the idea of Adam-and-Steve joining in matrimony was still a fairly toxic proposition. Stephen Harper, elected to helm the recently-unified party, later promised to hold a free vote in the House of Commons to redefine marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. It, obviously, failed.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Delegates Michelle Rebel and Natalie Pon celebrate the yes vote to change the wording of the traditional definition of marriage in the conservative policies at the Conservative Party of Canada convention in Vancouver, Saturday, May 28, The federal Conservative Party shed its official aversion to gay marriage this weekend as rank-and-file members voted to remove the traditional definition of wedlock from their policy book — part of an effort to recast the Tories after bidding farewell to founder Stephen Harper.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was nowhere to be seen at Pride Toronto Festival on June 28, even as all his major political rivals flocked into town for the celebration. Mulcair was joined by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, who went on a walkabout meeting members of the public before the main parade, as did Green Party leader Elizabeth May. While Harper himself was absent, a contingent of federal Conservative supporters, together with marchers holding Ontario Progressive Conservative placards, did take part in Pride.
The celebrations extended to Canada, where gay marriage has been legal in every province for a decade. We called the Prime Minister's Office Friday, the day of the decision. We were told to submit our question via email. We emailed that day and sent a follow-up email on Monday.
When the U. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal nationwide on Friday, cheers went up from people everywhere who believe wedding the person you love, regardless of gender, should be a basic civil right. One who likely won't be high-fiving is Stephen Harper, the Conservative Prime Minister of Canada where gay marriage has been legal since
Same-sex marriage in Canada was progressively introduced in several provinces by court decisions beginning in before being legally recognized nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act on July 20, On June 10,the Court of Appeal for Ontario issued a decision immediately legalizing same-sex marriage in Ontario, thereby becoming the first province where it was legal. The introduction of a federal gender-neutral marriage definition made Canada the fourth country in the world, and the first country outside Europeto legally recognize same-sex marriage throughout its borders.
On June 11, —fifty years ago this week—Governor George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama to keep two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from entering. If George Wallace can pivot on that threshold, then anyone can. This is not a perfect analogy, of course.
Of the scattered conservative Christian groups opposed to extending marriage rights to same-sex couples, it was the only one with a full-time office in Ottawa to lobby politicians. But that was before the legislation passed in allowing gay marriage in Canada. Today across the country, the gay marriage issue and Mr.
This week, Australians voted for marriage laws to be changed to allow same-sex marriage, with the yes vote claiming The debate was divisive and at times nastythe vote was expensive, and many within and outside the country critiqued the idea that a plebiscite is an appropriate tool for determining minority rights. Australians celebrating the yes vote.