MOVE OVER GRINCH, THE GAYS ARE GO­ING TO STEAL CHRIST­MAS

DNA Magazine - - FROM THE EDITOR -

We re­ported on Mar­garet Court’s claim that gay mar­riage would lead to Christ­mas be­ing banned.

As a Cana­dian, where same-sex mar­riage has been le­gal na­tion­ally since 2005, and in most ar­eas since 2003, I find these ar­gu­ments ab­so­lutely in­cred­i­ble. There have been no changes in free­dom of speech, any pub­lic ex­pres­sions of hate, or in­ci­dence of violence against any iden­ti­fied group. We still have such vile hate spewed from pul­pits by min­is­ters to their con­gre­ga­tions. It’s only when they spew it on the street corners that it comes to the at­ten­tion of the law. In the 12 years since mar­riage was ex­panded to in­clude same-sex cou­ples, not a sin­gle hol­i­day has been af­fected, but the level of ac­cep­tance and safety has im­proved. – Gavin Stephen­son-Jack­son

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