Thursday, February 03, 2005

A Canadian conservative and Conservative on same sex marriage

Conservative MP Jim Prentice's statement in support of same sex marriage is very smart. It clearly indicates the differences between civil marriage and religious marriage, and links his "defence of the constitutional right of homosexual couples to civil marriage" to his defence of religious freedom.

Kudos to the Calgarian for his principled stand. I've always felt that, if you took it out of the political arena, same sex marriage would an issue that both conservatives and liberals could support. In fact, I almost see same sex marriage as more of a conservative than a "progressive" cause.

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