Reason number 32 why I live in the most enlightened nation in the world...
The Supreme Court of Canada says today that the federal government can change the definition of marriage, giving gays and lesbians the legal right to marry. The court rejected the argument that the traditional definition of marriage is rooted in history, saying times have changed.
Now these opinions from our Supreme Court are non-binding so this bill will now go to Parliament for a vote by MPs. I'm optimistic this bill will pass and Canada will join Belgium and the Netherlands in making gay marriage legal nationwide.
The proposed change to the definition of marriage is having it read "lawful union of two persons to the exclusion of all others" rather than the "lawful union of one man and one woman." It makes perfect sense to me. It's time we stop excluding people based on race, religion or sexual preference.