December 09, 2004

Start loading up the handbaskets

This just in from up the street:

The Supreme Court of Canada says the federal government can redefine the definition of marriage, giving gays and lesbians the legal right to marry.

[Full Story]

Once again, the Liberal government practices its time-honoured tradition of activism thorugh inaction:

But the court said that by failing to appeal a number of lower court rulings that said excluding gays from marriage was discriminatory, the federal government had already accepted that position.

"The government has clearly accepted these decisions and adopted this position as its own," the court wrote. . . .

Federal Justice Minister Irwin Cotler said Monday he would take the bill [legalizing same-sex marriages] to Parliament as early as this month.

Mitigating circumstances: The court declined to rule on whether same-sex marriage is required by the constitution (meaning it ain't a right yet) but did rule that churches could not be compelled to perform them.

Still . . . stock up on volcano insurance, people, Sodom and Gomorrah are taking an overseas vacation.