OTTAWA, August 26, 2003 ( -The warnings from backbench pro-family Liberal MPs that their Party’s pro-homosexual ‘marriage’ stance would be politically destructive appears to be coming true.  The Official Opposition Canadian Alliance Party has recognized the political weakness and is gaining support from disenchanted Liberals.  Despite ardent appeals from MPs at the Liberal summer caucus meeting and a massive outpouring of public opposition, Prime Minister Jean Chretien is still pushing forward with the homosexual ‘marriage’ agenda.  On its email distribution list this week, the Canadian Alliance attacks the Liberal “flip-flop on same-sex marriage.”  The Alliance message recalls the 1999 vote where the whole Liberal leadership voted to reaffirm the traditional definition of marriage and to promise to defend it. “Fast-forward four years and these same Liberals are pushing for a radical redefinition of marriage,” says the Alliance message.  The message speaks of the Liberal’s “shirking their duty” to appeal the court decision mandating homosexual ‘marriage’.  Moreover, the message called the government submission of the draft bill to the Supreme Court the latest affront to our democratic process.”  The message concludes, “The Canadian Alliance will continue to fight for Canadian democracy by opposing this tainted piece of legislation because somebody needs to be willing to stand up and speak out for frustrated Canadians who have lost faith in their democratic institutions.”


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