Friday, September 28, 2007

Homophobes surrender!

I am floored. A "pro-family" group in Canada has given up on the gay marriage fight:
The head of a national pro-family organization says it's time to ditch the fight against gay marriage and push instead for tax breaks and other incentives to make marriage and child rearing more attractive options.

Dave Quist, executive director of the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, said yesterday he has become less concerned about same-sex marriage since census figures released earlier this month demonstrated how rare gay marriage is.

The census, which counted same-sex marriages for the first time, reported 7,465 such unions, accounting for about 0.1 per cent of the 6.1 million married couples in Canada.

Quist said the "incredibly low" number of same-sex marriages, combined with a lack of "political will" to restore the traditional definition of marriage, has persuaded him to move on. A possible federal election in the coming months will not change the picture, he predicted.

Translation: the sky really isn't falling now that gays can marry in Canada, and the sanctity of marriage really hasn't been ruined.

Although I do wonder if he'll change his mind once he realizes that his numbers are vastly mistaken.

But this means that it can be done: we can make them give up! O happy day!

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