Stephen Harper needs to meet with the gay community...
The Financial Post today had a very good article by Lawrence Solomon about how Harper can shed his image as a sexual throwback. Stephen Harper has reached out to virtually every minority group - Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Chinese, etc -- except for gays. He needs to talk to the gay community - they might not like what he has to say, but he should be the one to explain his position. For instance:
1. What is his concept of civil unions?
2. He has stated that civil unions for gay people should have 'similar' rights and privileges to marriage. Is 'similar' the same as exactly???
3. Assure the gay community that if a free vote to even re-consider same-sex marriage fails, the Conservatives will NEVER bring it up again.
And, yes, I believe he should march in the gay pride parade in Toronto.