Canada : Opposition to homosexual “marriage”

Source: FSSPX News


Saskatchewan has become the sixth province of Canada to authorize homosexual marriages. Indeed, judge Donna Wilson believes that the restrictive definition of marriage – the union between a man and a woman – is discriminatory against homosexual couples. The Canadian Supreme Court is currently studying a plan by the Federal government to modify the law, in order to legalize marriage between people of the same sex throughout the country. The Supreme Court will make its decision next year.

In contrast, on November 2, in the USA, eleven States voted for the banning of gay marriages. These States are indeed overwhelmingly rejecting homosexual marriage, in adopting constitutional amendments which deny any status to same sex marriages. The rejection movement involves not only the Bible Belt States, such as Arkansas or Georgia, but also regions which are normally considered more progressive, like Oregon and Michigan.

Alluding to the American vote, Gwen Landolt, vice president of the association REAL Women of Canada, said on November 2 that the Canadians would reject marriage between same sex partners, if they were asked : “In many regards, we Canadians are no different. These referendums show that when you allow people to speak, it’s just common sense: You want to have a man and a woman because children need a mother and father.”

“Marriage between a man and a woman is a natural constitution because it predates all known formally structured systems,” the bishops of Canada wrote last June. Thus the federal government’s bill would bring about two grave wrongs: it would eliminate the public interest which consists in protecting and promoting the institution of marriage, and it would impose an orthodoxy contrary to the freedom of conscience and religion. To insist on marriage between spouses of the same sex, said the Canadian bishops, “would essentially be demanding respect and moral approval for the underlying sexual relationship; in order to satisfy this demand, many Canadians would be forced to spurn their religious convictions.”