My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Same-sex marriage opponents agree with me....

Stephen Harper's pledge not to use the notwithstanding clause means SSM is here to stay.
Opponents of same-sex marriage say they're unhappy but undaunted by Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's promise not to use the notwithstanding clause to overturn the law - even if he's doomed to fail without it.

Harper's declaration was "not appreciated," said Charles McVety, head of Canada Christian College and a founder of the Defend Marriage Coalition.

"But we do recognize it's a hypothetical position," he said. "You can never predict the Supreme Court.

"This is not the position that we would like Mr. Harper to take but we do recognize that he is running for prime minister and that he is seeking a compromise."
I'll be doing a major blog on this later today. If you listen carefully to what Stephen Harper is saying - there's not mistake: SSM is here to stay.


Blogger Road Hammer said...

You gotta wonder, if he's not going to use the notwithstanding clause, what's the point of even having a free vote just to have the issue brought back before the Supreme Court, which will inevitably overturn that free vote?

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10:56 AM  
Blogger Vek said...

The Supreme Court already said that it wouldn't be against the charter to keep the traditional definition of marriage. Harper is willing to give gays the same legal rights without calling it "marriage", that's why most Canadians whore are so upset are so upset about this, because they're calling it "marriage".

2:27 PM  

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