Sunday, November 9, 2014

Canada Seeks to Ban Polygamy & Child Brides // Social Conservatives Use Opportunity to Attack Gay Marriage

Religion News Service posted an article Friday about new legislation that is being considered in Canada that would ban polygamy and arranged marriages for underage children:
The “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act,” introduced Wednesday (Nov. 5) by Chris Alexander, minister of citizenship and immigration, would set 16 as the minimum national age for marriage in Canada. 

If passed into law, the measure will make it a criminal offense to participate in or officiate at the marriage of an underage child. Removing a child from Canada for the purposes of arranged marriage would also be a crime. In addition, those practicing polygamy would no longer be allowed to immigrate to Canada with any of their spouses. Polygamists already living in Canada would be deported. The government also seeks to prevent honor killings by amending the Criminal Code to eliminate the defense of provocation.
Leave it to social and religious conservatives to use this as an opportunity to attack same-sex marriages and gay families.

For example...
Hey Canada, if you’re going to ban polygamy, please BAN YOUR GAY MARRIAGE MESS as well!! That’s how you clean up “barbaric practices”, baby!!
And...
So polygamy is ‘barbaric’ (where a man is responsible for more than one wife), but gay ‘marriage’ legalizing prostitution is not. One night stands in bars and clubs are not barbaric either ey? LOL yea okay!
As well as...
Of course all the cultural barbarism being unleashed is caused by the insane idea that marriage can be between 2 people of the same sex. Just because some power hungry judges and a corrupt media (again repudiated in the last conservative electoral wave) propagandizes for various insanities doesn’t make those insanities less barbaric.
There were more anti-gay comments following the article. 

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