Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Canada does the right thing

They're planning to recgonise gay marriage, as soon as they can get the bill written. I wonder how America will react? Badly, if their reaction to similar moves by US States is anything to go by...

Of course, this raises the question of why our government isn't doing the same thing. Isn't it time for a liberal, secular country like New Zealand to recognise that society has moved on from the dark ages? Either explicitly recognise same-sex partnerships (the quick fix), or rewrite all our laws relating to marriage to be completely gender-blind?

(I'd prefer the latter, both because it's cleaner, and because it's more likely to make Peter Dunne's head explode.)