People then and now need mutual support in the form of the family for the procreation of the species. Federal benefits and obligations for same sex couples will be on equal footing with those of heterosexual common law couples.
As a result, whenever some people are found to enjoy fewer rights than others because of prejudice against their ethnic origins, social status, moral and religious convictions or sexual orientation, then it is our duty to pass laws that guarantee them access to the same rights as others.
Seventy-three per cent of the people share the same reasoning, which is not insignificant.
They are Canadians who expect to have their voices heard in Parliament. Let us take a look at other words, words that have changed, traditional words. Some have, but some have not.
The second is that I come to this debate as a practising Christian, as a long-standing member and activist in my own church, the United Church of Canada, a church I have been a member of all my life, first in the village I grew up in, the Conestoga United Church, and now in Winnipeg at the Kildonan United Church.
I think that we should not confuse things. They are considered to be equal in payment.
This demands a certain openmindedness as well. Pro 9 Gay couples make good parents. I must say that in the first years of our marriage we did in fact encounter some barriers because we were an interracial couple. House of Commons Debates.