It is day one of the federal election and it is clear that Stephen Harper and his band of religious zealots are not going to accept that being Gay is not a choice, but a part of life.
Mr Harper has announced today that if elected he would attempt to rescind the same sex marraige law passed by Parliament, as ordered to by the Supreme Court. In short, he will thumb his nose at the legal system and at the will of the people simply to appease his narrow minded, bigoted view of marraige, irrespective of the basic civil rights of a minority.
The majority of Canadian people, when polled on this issue, supported the rights of all minorities to share equally under the law. By being allowed to marry gays gain nothing special, simply get what all citizens get. A murderer can marry from prison if its a women, but until this law was passed, a gay couple working, living under the law, couldn’t. A wife of a murderer could claim government aid, a gay couple couldn’t until now.
Stephen Harper wants to revert back to that. His conservative party supports it, which in essence says that they support racial discrimination and so when it comes down to the other issues, how can anyone accept their definition of equality?
When Harper talks about a two tier health care system that will guarantee top grade health for the poor, how can one believe him when he willingly wants to deny basic civil rights to gays?