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It's about equality, not religion

So Pat O'Brien finally left the Liberal Party. Thank heavens. I'm sorry, but religious beliefs have no place in the legal policies of this country. If O'Brien cannot live by that, then he should not be in politics. Not everyone in this country is of the same religion. If we start making, or, in this case, not making legislation to enable all people to be equal, because of the religious beliefs of one sect, then we have a real problem. This is about equality, not about religion. The fabric of society will not crumble just because a few gays get married. All that will happen is they will be as equal as you and I under the law, with the same rights and obligations as any other couple who chose to try to make a lifetime commitment to one another. I fail to see why this is wrong. Good luck, Pat. We won't miss you.

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It's about equality, not religion

So Pat O'Brien finally left the Liberal Party. Thank heavens. I'm sorry, but religious beliefs have no place in the legal policies of this country. If O'Brien cannot live by that, then he should not be in politics. Not everyone in this country is of the same religion. If we start making, or, in this case, not making legislation to enable all people to be equal, because of the religious beliefs of one sect, then we have a real problem. This is about equality, not about religion. The fabric of society will not crumble just because a few gays get married. All that will happen is they will be as equal as you and I under the law, with the same rights and obligations as any other couple who chose to try to make a lifetime commitment to one another. I fail to see why this is wrong. Good luck, Pat. We won't miss you.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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