Not much political talk lately so I thought I throw a controversial one out there.
Conservatives' platform says that they will ask the House of Commons if they want to bring this issue up again. If the vote is yes, then they will proceed with 2nd step and put this issue to a free vote. If no, they will let 'sleeping dogs lie' so to say. What do you think of their plan?
Couple of comments:
1. It just got me thinking cuz in England Elton John and his partner made headlines. They just entered into a civil partnership/union (forgot what they call it) but not 'marriage'. England specifically chose the equal rights for same gender couples but not 'marriage' path. Seems like people were quite happy there and considered it progress. This is England, a more liberal society than Canada. Could this solution namely, civil union/partnership for same gendered couples but not 'marriage' be a good solution/compromise here? Polls indicate the nation is about 50-50 on this. Just asking.
2. For some reason, I like Conservatives - free vote approach vs. Liberals - vote with party line, on issues like this one. I think it is more fair.
3. Some people ask why they should even bring it up again, it's been settled. Well, in reality many things that get voted on are brought back. Case in point, Quebec Sovereignty. We could use same argument, it was decided in the last referendum, why always bring it up again?
Fire away ...