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OTTAWA, July 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – True to form, the Liberal Party has employed a polling company to help them decide whether to appeal the recent Ontario Divisional Court ruling that orders governments to end all distinctions between homosexual and heterosexual marriage.  Pollara was asked to gauge support for “gay and lesbian marriage,” especially among respondents under 34.  The poll claims that 48 percent overall are in favour of granting “marriage rights” to homosexual couples; 43 percent are opposed, and 9 percent have no opinion. Among the young, the poll suggests an overwhelming 65 percent of those aged 25 to 34 favor the change, as do 61 percent of those in the 18 to 34 age group. The survey found younger Canadians strongly oppose Canada’s common law rule—which dates back to an 1866 decision by a British court—that defines marriage as the union of “one man and one woman.”  The results are not a surprise to Canadian pro-family researchers who have for years noted the pervasiveness of propaganda pushing acceptance of homosexuality pumped out by media and government.  “The writing is on the wall for this issue, claimed Michael Marzolini, the chairman of Pollara. “It will become more popular. It will become more and more acceptable.” Taking on the tone of a lobbyist rather than a researcher, Marzolini claimed that “Government can lead public opinion or it can follow it and this is an opportunity to lead it rather than follow it.”  In fact, the government has another option: to act in the public interest and uphold the institution of marriage. In 1995, four Supreme Court justices in the Egan decision were at pains to explain that heterosexual marriage has unique properties that entitle it to special support and protection in Canadian society.  If the government decides to appeal the Ontario ruling, it would have to file by next Monday, July 29.  See the Yahoo coverage:  https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/po/20020726/co_po/young_canadians_support_gay_marriage

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