Thursday, June 30, 2005

Canadian House of Commons approves gay marriage

Canadian House of Commons approves gay marriage The Canadian House of Commons voted 158 to 133 to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, taking a giant step closer to making Canada the third country in the world where gays and lesbians can legally wed. Although the legislation still must be approved by the Senate and receive royal assent, these matters are being called merely a formality and are expected to only take several weeks. "It's about the right to love," gay Bloc Qubcois lawmaker Ral Mnard, pictured, said after the vote. "When you are in love, things are different, and everyone is entitled to that." Meanwhile, the Conservatives are promising to revoke the legislation if they gain power to do so in the next election.�
[Date: 29-Jun-05 ]

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