Here is what the committee has to deal with. If the definition of marriage is to thoughtfully conclude that they were gay couples to include two men or two women, or if the federal government refuses to stand by the present definition and leaves it up to the individual provinces to decide, what will happen if some provinces want to allow same-sex marriages and others do not?
It is a concept that is fairly new. Robert Athanasius starts losing even more of composure as he resorts in implicit name-callings to Andriy. I would just point out that each of the major traditions in Canada, Jewish, Islamic, Christian--both Catholic and Evangelical--would indicate that marriage is between a man and a woman.
And we pray fervently that the traditional form of marriage, as an enduring and committed union only between a man and a woman, will be honored. Robert Athanasius starts losing even more of composure as he resorts in implicit name-callings to Andriy.
Individuals have chosen to marry as a social statement of commitment to each other, the recognition of formalized pairing with legal and civil protection of that unit, and have chosen not to have children. Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.