Deborah Gyapong: The marriage motion text is now out

The marriage motion text is now out

And it reads:

Today, December 1, 2006, the following Government motion was placed on the Order Paper:

“That this House call on the government to introduce legislation to restore the traditional definition of marriage without affecting civil unions and while respecting existing same-sex marriages.”

Hmmmm. I'm not sure what all this means. What does civil union mean?

Here's the story I wrote about the vote, with response from the Canadian Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Organization for Life and Family.

OTTAWA, Canada (CCN) — The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is urging a completely free vote on a motion on whether to reopen the debate on marriage, asking that all politicians be allowed to vote “in accordance with their conscience.”

The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) is calling on all Catholics to contact their MPs in advance of the vote.

Sounds like a good idea to me!

I'm hearing the debate will be extremely short and the vote could take place as early as Thursday. But that's just rumor. Nothing confirmed.

Your MP is in his or her riding this weekend. Why not seek him or her out, make a polite phone call, or send a nice note urging your representative to restore traditional marriage and protect religious freedom in this country.



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