In Canada women’s rights are a vital part of our effort to build a society of real equality – not just for some but for all Canadians. A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination nor are shut out from opportunities open to others.

The people of Canada have worked hard to build a country that opens its doors to include all regardless of their differences a country that respects all regardless of their differences a country that demands equality for all regardless of their differences.

Paul Martin Equality Quotes

I rise today in support of Bill C-38 the Civil Marriage Act. I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law.

The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so.

Paul Martin Marriage Quotes