A Comment from Canada Relevant to Australia

Prof John Stackhouse has made some interesting comments from Canada that we might find relevant here, leaving out the particular Canadian political commentary:

 

The Conservative Party Moves On–and So Should Everyone Else

The Conservative Party of Canada just voted to remove the traditional definition of marriage (one man + one woman) from its platform and replace it with…nothing in particular.

Supporters of this change were quoted over and over as saying the same things: The legality of same-sex marriage in Canada was decided a decade ago and the party needs to recognize that fact, move on, and embrace a wider constituency.

Regardless of one’s opinion about same-sex marriage, at least three troubling issues emerge from this easy assurance.

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