Bill C-38 passed yesterday, so homosexuals (“they”, in the parlance of the modern conservative) are now first-tier citizens and same-sex marriages are now a part of the community of communities. The vote was a free vote, supported by the great majority of the Liberal party, the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois, the latter also moving from “we” to “they” status in the process and eliciting this classic remark.
Here’s the quote I was looking for:
“True justice will never come until those who are not injured are just as indignant as those who are.”
– Kweisi Mfume, NAACP President
The converse, I think, is also true – when an injustice is lifted, it is not only victory for the injured; it is a victory for everyone.
A few months ago I said that I’d love to be able to vote Conservative, if only they’d drop the social-policy clown show and get down with some real, small-c fiscal-conservative, free-markety rhetoric. I was in error, not because these things are undesirable but because it’s clear that they’ll never, ever actually happen. Should any conservative party members come across this post I will note that if you’re going to burn your bridges you probably shouldn’t use your dignity and respectability as kindling.
Update: Mel! They’re playing your song!