"Canada will become the third country in the world to officially sanction same-sex marriage. In a 158 to 133 vote, the House of Commons adopted Bill C-38 -- the controversial legislation legalizing same-sex marriage from coast to coast -- on its third and final reading Tuesday night. The bill will become official once it receives Senate approval, which is expected within days.
"(This) is about the Charter of Rights," Prime Minister Paul Martin said earlier Tuesday. "We are a nation of minorities. And in a nation of minorities, it is important that you don't cherry-pick rights. A right is a right and that is what this vote tonight is all about."
Rock the fuck on, PM. Hell, I dropped him an e-mail; such enlightened attitudes and remarks are excellent. i can only hope some of this rubs off on our government some day...but it would have to show up in all the blood and muck they're already covered in.