Annals of Public Discourse

Member of Parliament for Cardigan, Lawrence MacAulay, as reported by the CBC, speaking about the reasons for this decision to vote against Canada’s new “same sex marriage” legislation:

“Your mother and father have a lot of influence on how you believe things should be in life and I believe they should have all the rights that anybody should have. I always said I believe in the sanctity of marriage and I voted against it all the way through. It’s not easy to do but it’s something that I must do.”


Chris Corrigan's picture
Chris Corrigan on June 29, 2005 - 16:54 Permalink

That almost rivals Rumsfeld’s “we don’t know what is unknown…” quote from a few years back.

Opponents of gay marriage have never made the case about how it denies others of rights. And so they lost.

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Ken Williams on June 29, 2005 - 19:19 Permalink

He is against marriage, he claims it’s for personal reasons but I bet he is a hero to those who don’t like gays in PEI and will probably get elected again based on that.
I think he did it because he reflects the will of his constituents. Sorry lot.

Kevin O's picture
Kevin O on June 29, 2005 - 19:49 Permalink

If a journalistick hack set out to deliberately muddle someone’s words I can’t imagine a more perfect outcome for the effort. There’s an upside, regardless of what side one takes on same-sex marriage it’s impossible to take issue with MacAulay since one could never be quite sure what he said. Years of practice I suppose.