Ed Schweppe (edschweppe) wrote,
Ed Schweppe
edschweppe

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.)
Tags: politics
Subscribe

  • Snowpocalypse Pie

    It's Pi day (3/14) and we've got a blizzard! Or at least warnings thereof: URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Taunton MA…

  • Record-setting winter!

    But not necessarily in a good way. Thus sayeth NOAA: The December-February average temperature for the contiguous U.S. was 36.8°F, 4.6°F above…

  • BRRR! to Not-Brrr in Two Simple Days

    According to the National Weather Service, the temperature in Boston at 4AM this morning was -9F, breaking the old record by five degrees, and the…

Comments for this post were disabled by the author