Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A "cut and paste" from restoremarriagecanada.ca --

In the next few weeks we expect the long awaited vote in Parliament on reopening the marriage definition question will once again be in front of us. To help support the Government in succeeding on this vote, it is incredibly important that we continue to build our Restore Marriage Canada Petition. Copies of this petition will be presented to each MP before the vote. More than 41,000 Canadians have already signed this petition. By getting your friends and neighbours involved we can continue to build this list. With your help we will be able to continue to put the pressure on those MPs voting against reopening the issue.

It important that these MPs understand that they will be accountable to you their voters, so we also encourage you to contact your own MP and let him or her know how you feel about restoring traditional marriage in Canada. We also encourage you to get as many others to contact their MP as well.

These are the things to keep in mind. The first vote was uninformed. Little was done to study the effects on children from legalizing same sex marriage. Such a fundamental switch in our social fabric should not have been leaped at without serious consideration of all consequences. In France, for example, the French National Assembly (similar to our Parliament) sent out a 30 member multi party commission to travel to various countries reviewing all points of view.

With the information they gained their report to the French National Assembly called on their government to protect the rights of children by refusing to legalize same sex marriage or even same sex adoption. By protecting these rights they realized that society, and children in particular, benefit most when children are raised within the basic family unit, mother father and children..

The French Assembly recognized that children, "must not suffer from conditions imposed upon them by adults." They concluded that the best interests of the child should be the first priority and should rank higher than adult freedoms and lifestyle choices because of that vulnerability.

Please help us continue this serious fight. We need to continue to educate people on this important issue and continue to bring pressure on Parliament to step back and thoroughly consider the impacts of legalizing same-sex marriage.

We can only do that with your continued help!


The Hon. Dr. Grant Hill, P.C.
Coordinator, Restore Marriage Project