Government passes same-sex marriage bill

This was too important to relegate to the sidebar: last night the government passed the same-sex marriage bill, giving all gay and lesbian Canadians the right to marry across the country.

In the most technical of terms this was mostly a formality as same-sex marriage was already legal in most provinces (Alberta being the big exception), but from a legal and symbolic perspective this was huge. The fact that the Liberals managed to get this bill passed in the most precarious and vicious of minority governments is truly amazing.

I’m so proud to be Canadian.

Update: Spain has just passed into law their own same-sex marriage bill and same-sex rights equalization. Go, Spain!

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