"I rise today in support of Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act. I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Paul Martin on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Paul Martin on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Paul Martin on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Paul Martin on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Paul Martin on James C. Dobson
"The people of Canada have worked hard to build a country that opens its doors to include all, regardless of their differences a country that respects all, regardless of their differences a country that demands equality for all, regardless of their differences."
"In Canada, women's rights are a vital part of our effort to build a society of real equality - not just for some, but for all Canadians. A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination nor are shut out from opportunities open to others."
"The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so."
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