It was fought in courtrooms, in legislatures, in street protests, and one of the most turbulent debates in Canadian history was settled Tuesday with a vote in Parliament.
The House of Commons voted to adopt controversial legislation that will make Canada the third country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
Several Liberals marked the occasion by invoking the memory of their party's philosopher king, Pierre Trudeau.
It was the late Liberal prime minister who decriminalized homosexuality in 1969, and whose Charter of Rights and Freedoms became the legal cudgel that smashed the traditional definition of marriage.
Barely two years ago the Liberal government was still fighting same-sex couples in courts across the land. Source.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
I can enjoy Editorial content that pokes fun at some of their more offensive arguments. What I find unnecessary and pointlessly cruel, however, are depictions such as that in todays editorial cartoon by Mackay which had a young Tory supporter picking his nose.What exactly are you trying to say? What did that add to the editorial content?
The best Editorial cartoons are smart, pointed and witty. That was just silly, childish and dumb. -- Mr. S. McArthur, Hamilton