Thursday, December 09, 2004
In a parallel universe not run by sociopaths, not so far away...
A federal proposal to extend marriage rights to gays and lesbians would be constitutional, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday in a unanimous opinion.
Prime Minister Paul Martin responding by saying that his government would introduce the new legislation "as soon as possible" in the new year. It will be a free vote, except that cabinet ministers will have to support the government position.
"I do believe it will pass the House," Mr. Martin told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
Meanwhile, back here in the lunatic asylum, the prisoners are ratting each other out for a pack of cigarettes:
The leadership of the Human Rights Campaign, at a meeting last weekend in Las Vegas, concluded that the group must bow to political reality and moderate its message and its goals. One official said the group would consider supporting President Bush's efforts to privatize Social Security partly in exchange for the right of gay partners to receive benefits under the program.
Earlier, the HRC had considered, then rejected, supporting US attacks on civilians in Iraq in return for extended shopping hours at Crate & Barrel.