Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Canada Day No. 2
Shouting out a great Canada Day from my beautiful province of Manitoba where you just raise your arm and you can touch the stars.
I have many reasons to be proud of who I am and where I come from. And today on Canada day I would like to tell you one of the reasons why I am very proud to be a Canadian.
In 2005, Canada passed a law to legalize same-sex marriage and when that happened I was very proud. Canada along with Sweden, Spain, South Africa, Belgium, Netherlands, and Norway recognize the rights of all their citizens to marry.
By becoming the fourth country in the world to allow same-sex marriage; I believe it has only enhanced Canada’s image as a decent and tolerant nation. By recognizing the commitment of marriage between same-sex couples, Canada has signaled to the world that there is a secure place for homosexuals in our country.
Welcoming homosexuals into the compact of marriage is the surest sign a society can send that it no longer considers them beyond the pale.
Happy Canada Day everyone!