Let me talk about chess for a second. In fact, it is that same Charter of Rights which guarantees that the churches can in their realms choose certain activities which in civil society may be seen as discriminatory.
Unfortunately, that has not been done. The charter itself is a discriminatory document in the sense that it chooses certain rights and freedoms for which it stands and it chooses others for which it does not.
Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to speak today to the matter off Bill C If an important social institution that affects every Canadian regardless of race, ethnic origin or religious background is to be changed, it must only be changed according to the collective will and wisdom of all Canadians.
We brought forth legislation to avoid discrimination based on sexual orientation, which was good legislation. Civil partnerships in the UK and in South Africa, for example, distribute the same benefits and duties as do marriage.
Before he became a cabinet minister, the government House leader was firm in his principles and beliefs. In Fallthe Undergraduate Fellows enrolled in the Law, Religion, and Liberty of Conscience Seminar interviewed experts about the role of conscience in American life, law and politics.
So, proposition does agree, after all, that there really are no substantive legal differences between marriage and civil unions, and that the principle difference between the two is a set of cultural and religious beliefs and associations. I think that it should be legal, as it is basic human rights for a person to love whoever they want to love, whatever their gender may be.
People then and now need mutual support in the form of the family for the procreation of the species. They should not — we assume prop to be saying here — ignore what most people think. Speaker, if Question No. Again, another empty promise by the Prime Minister. Does a dad need to be married to another man to know his legal and social parental responsibilities in relation to his kids from a previous relationship?!
Speaker, I am pleased to rise pursuant to Standing Order 36 6 to present several petitions. This is probably one of the most important issues that we have faced and that I have faced since I was first elected in I want to start, as other speakers have, by talking a bit about my own marital situation.
The no argument makes it seem that there are no legitimate defence arguments behind the yes argument because is sticks to the basis it is built around.