As the public debate on the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum got under way in earnest last week, you could be forgiven for thinking that the two opposing sides consisted of the entire gay community and all political parties in favour of redefining marriage, with the only opposition coming from the Catholic Church and Catholic organisations such as the Iona Institute. The truth, however, is more complex as I know only too well as an agnostic gay man supporting a 'No' vote in May.
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Domestic partnership . February During 2nd reading debate, he presented a speech saying there is no reason why gays and lesbians should not be allowed to get married. Nunavut , NU. Northumberland—Quinte West , ON. Stated that in , he was one of 55 members to vote against the traditional definition of marriage.
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They tell me that these other arrangements that we may accommodate in law are just not marriage. Every indicator in the campaign so far has suggested the odds are very firmly stacked in favour of a Yes victory, and a handsome one at that.