Group Opposes Redefining "Marriage"

OTTAWA, MARCH 21, 2005 ( Canada’s debate over homosexual “marriage” isn’t about preventing same-sex partners from being together, says the Catholic Organization for Life and Family.

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“The issue is whether the definition of marriage should be changed to include same-sex unions,” explained a note published by the group and dated last Wednesday.

“Everyone now knows that the federal government wants to redefine marriage by June to include unions between same-sex partners,” the note stated. “In order to do this, the government tabled Bill C-38 in the House of Commons on Feb. 1, 2005.

“There are many reasons for people of faith to say ‘no’ to this bill which, if passed, will radically change the institution of marriage to the point where its very nature, its meaning and its reason for existing will be lost.”

“Refusing to accept same-sex marriage has nothing to do with egotism, discrimination, bigotry, intolerance or homophobia,” the statement said. “It’s a matter of common sense. The heterosexual definition of marriage must be preserved for the simple reason that it is based on the way things are.”

The note urges citizens to contact Members of Parliament to express concerns about Bill C-38.

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