Magazine June 11, 2012, Issue

Canadian Crackdown

(Roman Genn)
It’s not easy opposing gay marriage in the north country

A considered and empathetic opposition to same-sex marriage has nothing to do with phobia or hatred, but that doesn’t stop Christians, conservatives, and anybody else who doesn’t take the fashionable line from being condemned as Neanderthals and bigots. This is a lesson that Canadians have learned from painful experience.

Same-sex marriage became law in Canada in the summer of 2005, making the country the fourth nation to pass such legislation, and the first in the English-speaking world. In the few debates leading up to the decision, it became almost impossible to argue in defense of marriage as a child-centered institution, in defense

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Michael Coren — Mr. Coren is a Canadian TV host and columnist, and the author of Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread about Christianity. His website is

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