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I've been reading the various reports on the successful navigation of Bill C-38 through the House of Commons, and I've noticed something interesting: article after article talks about opposition from the Conservatives, about the Cabinet Minister who resigned rather than vote for it, and especially about objections made by representatives of the Catholic Church, various conservative Christian groups, and other religions who are strongly opposed to same-sex marriage and fear they may now be forced to perform such marriages, despite government assurances to the contrary. What I have yet to see is a single article quoting representatives of religions that support same-sex marriage. The United Church of Canada--the largest Protestant denomination in the country--has been urging the government to legalize same-sex marriage for years now (and offering what blessings they could to such pairings in the interim). Why are its leaders not being quoted? I'm not Christian, but if I were, I think I'd be offended at the way all Christians are being portrayed as intolerant nutjobs.

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