The rise in votes for the opposition came from several Bloc MPs who were absent for Harper's amendment, but present for the 2nd reading vote. Brent Hawkes on January 14, All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site. Retrieved February 19, Acknowledges that while she voted for traditional marriage 6 years ago, she has changed her mind. How can this be a charter right when the Prime Minister has told half the caucus they can vote how they want and the other half to vote the way he wants them to vote? In 2nd reading, he said that Bill C is an attack on the Canadian family.
Patry had voted against Harper's amendment and the Alliance Motion.
LGBT rights in Canada
Same-sex couples could still get married by a supportive religious institution, such as the United Church. The Appeals Court struck down the stay of judgment given in the ruling, thereby causing the judgment to come into effect immediately. Stated in the House that the Conservatives are filibustering the bill by having the same speakers speak numerous times. The entire Charter is also subject to a general exception in section 1 that allows "such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society. He said "in most people's thinking over past generations, marriage has been a relationship between a man and a woman. Brent Hawkes on January 14,
Archived from the original on March 5, Released a statement on same-sex marriage.: The measure must be approved a second time at the next General Synod in to come into force. The federal government appealed. On August 15,Canadian Blood Services' new eligibility criteria for transgender people came into effect.