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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The End of the Gay Marriage Debate

A couple of weeks ago, I commented on the marriage of the Smithermans. George Smitherman , a provincial politician, married his same sex partner not far from here.

Well! the Feds did him one better. Scott Brison married his partner in his rural Nova Scotia riding. Brison celebrates historic wedding He is a much respected member of parliament who has sat on both sides of the house and who out of principle crossed the floor of the house when the historic Progressive Conservative Party dissolved itself into the Conservative Party. (not all that progressive). The guest list was remarkable with political friends present, including two former Prime Ministers of Canada and at least two former Premiers of provinces. In spite of this it proved to be a low key political event. It was after all the couple's big day.

What has impressed me is how little negative comment has been made and reported. It apprears the homophobic religious right (yes we do have a few of those, even in parliament) has decided to let this pass without comment. The local rural population was quite uneffected by all the goings on and seemed to wonder what all the fuss was about. Their attitude is one of live and let live and love is good no matter how it is packaged. It is hard to imagine such a scene ever taking place in the United States. We really are a different people.

Prime Minister Harper and his conservative government can give up on the idea of revisiting the "issue" of gay marriage. It is no longer an issue, it is an engrained part of the social fabric of Canada. Time to move on to issues of importance to Canadians.

For the moment, All the best to the Brisons. May life together be loving and long!


At 8:13 a.m., Blogger Peggy said...

I agree!!

At 7:37 a.m., Blogger Julie said...

I wholeheartedly agree, I so wish that being married, to whomever, whether people have whatever genitial, wasn't an issue here in the states. It's an embarassment to me as a citizen that we still want to meddle in the personal lives of our citizens. Who someone choses to love and spend their lives with, isn't anyone's business. And the heterosexual's of this nation certainly don't know much about marriage being sacred at a 60% divorce rate, so that old arguement is just crap.
It should be a non-issue!
I hope one day it's commonplace for Bill and Ted; Mary and Alice and Julie and Tony all to be announced in the paper getting married w/out a raised eyebrow except how hot Julie is, ha!


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