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A milestone quietly passing

The Canadian House of Commons voted yesterday to legalize gay marriage throughout Canada:
Canada's House of Commons voted yesterday to legalize gay marriage, passing landmark legislation that would grant all same-sex couples in Canada the same legal rights as those in traditional unions between a man and a woman.

The bill passed as expected, despite opposition from Conservatives and religious leaders. The legislation drafted by Prime Minister Paul Martin's minority Liberal Party government was also expected to pass the Senate easily and become federal law by the end of July.

Full Boston Globe story

(In other news, the world once again failed to come to an end. No film at 11.)

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