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.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.
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."