CEM (Canadians for Equal Marriage) recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the federal government voting to make same-sex marriage legal. Actually, it has been legal longer than that, since the courts in most of the provinces of Canada struck down the straights-only marriage law that existed before, starting with Ontario on June 10, 2003, and ordered marriage licence offices to issue licences to same-sex couples in that province. So you might say it has been legal in at least part of Canada for three years and legal in all of Canada for one year.
To date, an estimated 10,136 same-sex couples have gotten married in Canada. There are no reports of any discernible harm being done to the Canadian family or to straight marriage.
And tomorrow, June 30, two male members of the RCMP are going to don their red tunics and get married. The Mounted Police administration fully accepts and approves of this, and said it shows that their force refelects the full diversity of Canadian society. I understand that their fellow mounties will form an honour guard in uniform.
And the first one of you Dopers who makes a joke about “Brokeback Mounties” gets bitch-slapped, Mary! We have heard that joke ad infinitum!