Proud to be a Canadian

5 thoughts on “Proud to be a Canadian”

  1. “The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.” Yay P.T. The US Supreme Court didn’t decriminalize gay sex until 2003, and heck, Alabama still bans the sale of sex toys. (

    I know we’re on the right path with respect to gay marriage laws, and I hope that the US will eventually follow suit. However, if the timeline to this realization follows that of the “what happens in your bedroom is your own business” timeline then I’m afraid there’s a decade or two left for our gay neighbours to the south.

    Being Canadian is highly awesome.

  2. Well, this Californian was extremely disappointed with the outcome of Prop 8. I think the government shouldn’t be involved in what happens in our personal lives, with very few exceptions. I had really hoped Prop 8 would fail; it looked so close there that I thought we really had a shot. I even had a No on 8 sign proudly displayed in my yard these past few weeks, which was a risk living in a conservative neighborhood but it was important to me to teach my 7 year old son what discrimination is, and why it is wrong. Too bad you aren’t a citizen down here in California…we could have used your No vote on Prop 8 on Tuesday! At least Obama won, so it wasn’t a total loss on election day.

  3. Michaëlle Jean isn’t our head of state; that’s Queen Elizabeth’s role. But even the Governor General position isn’t really all that important, and it’s appointed. I definitly don’t think appointing women in powerless positions can be counted as moving towards equality in government. Only one woman that I know of has been Prime Minister, and she wasn’t elected. Leadership in Canada is still pretty much male dominated, like it is in the United States.

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