Friday, January 28, 2005

The march of freedom

The Canadian government intends to pass a gay-marriage law. While the article predicts a tough fight, I think Candians supporting equality have one overwhelming advantage on their side: Americans. At the last election, several US states passed referenda outlawing any equality in marriage legislation, and Bush's Republicans - the dominant political voice in the US at the moment - have campaigned strongly against it. But as a people who seem to define themselves by not being American - not being Americans over healthcare, not being Americans over guns, and not being Americans over kicking over other countries - there's really only one thing Canadians can do...


The parallel situation is of course Australia-New Zealand: since we're not Aussies and Johnnie Howard outlaws gay marriage, goes to war with the Americans, throws boat refugees back into the sea, never says sorry to a first nation people and cuddles up to "family values"-based parties and sects, NZ can't do but one thing too.

Posted by Hans Versluys : 1/29/2005 10:49:00 AM