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加拿大第一个同性婚姻的国会议员昨天完婚.
远离都市 2007-08-20 06:38

加拿大第一个同性婚姻的国会议员2007-08-19 13:29:53
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昨日清晨的小雨,并没有为Scott Brison的婚礼带来一丝丝的诗意。国会议员的特殊身份,同性婚姻的别样风情,注定不会让他的婚礼像普通人那样平静。
Nova Scotia省海边的小镇,在一个只住着200个居民的小区,Scott Brison和他的同性伴侣Maxime St. Pierre,举办了结婚典礼。他成为加拿大历史上第一个同性婚姻的国会议员。
政治家们在创造着历史。加拿大的两位前总理、一位现任党主席,都出席了他的结婚仪式。
Brison今年40岁,对自己的同性婚姻一直保持低调,甚至连对自己的亲友们,他也没有告诉任何婚礼上的细节。
周围的朋友们都很理解他,大家都认为,每个人都有选择自己生活伴侣和生活方式的权利,况且他这样做也并没有伤害到我们。只要他们相爱,只有他们愿意在一起,就共同生活好了,毕竟爱情是很难找得到的。这纯粹是他个人的生活,他的政治职业和他的性取向是两码事。
也的确,Scott Brison在性取向上是同性,而在政治立场上却是双向。尽管他一直是该选区的国会议员,但在2003年以前他是保守党代表,而现在则代表着自由党。
是不是同性恋者在政治上都摇摆不定?
在这个夏天里,加拿大已经有两位高层政治家举办了同性婚礼!就在两个星期之前,安大略省的一位省级领导George Smitherman也和他的同性伴侣 Christopher Peloso结婚了。
两年前,当Scott Brison和Maxime St. Pierre订婚的时候,加拿大最大的一家报纸上报导中,当时Brison曾经说过一句话:总会有一天,同性恋的政治家们举办婚礼不再是个社会新闻了,我们期待着那一天。
我喜欢Brison的这句话,还像个具有前瞻性的社会政治家。到了那个时候,请Brison放心,我肯定不写这种没有人读的文章了。


远离都市 2007-08-20 06:44

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Liberal MP Scott Brison and his partner Maxime St. Pierre.

Upon arriving at the event former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna claimed the event could become set a precedent for future MPs.

MP Scott Brison marries same-sex partner
Updated Sat. Aug. 18 2007 9:59 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison made history of a sort when he became the first federal politician to marry his same-sex partner.

The wedding ceremony took place Saturday near Brison's country home in Cheverie, N.S., a town of 200. He is the MP for the Nova Scotia riding of Kings-Hants.

Guests described the ceremony as joyful and emotional.

"It's something we need to celebrate and we must be proud that Canada is showing the way," Liberal Leader Stephane Dion said after the wedding.

"I came first to celebrate love and happiness between two friends of mine, but if by my presence it helps a bit to reinforce a newly recognized right and to encourage other countries to do the same, I am pleased."

Former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna saw significance in the wedding.

"Everyone involved felt like they were part of a history-making event," said McKenna. "It seemed like a validation of a long process."

Former prime ministers Joe Clark and Paul Martin -- whose government passed same-sex marriage legislation -- and former Liberal cabinet minister Bill Graham were among the other political notables in attendance.

Brison's spokesperson, Dale Palmeter, told The Canadian Press that the marriage is a personal affair and would be celebrated in private.

Neighbours in the small sea-side town on Nova Scotia's western shore were perplexed by the media frenzy surrounding the marriage.

"I think it's silly that there's so much publicity over it," said Joanne Lake, a neighbour of Brison's. "If he was straight, would there be quite so much publicity over his wedding?"

Brison, 40, stepped aside in 2000 to allow then-Tory leader Joe Clark run in a byelection. He came out publicly in 2002.

Brison sought the leadership of the Progressive Conservative party in 2003, then crossed the floor to the Liberals just days after the Progressive Conservatives merged with the Canadian Alliance. He ran for the Liberal leadership in 2006.

Brison became the first openly gay federal cabinet minister in 2004 -- coincidentally, the same year a Nova Scotia judge ruled that not allowing gays in that province was unconstitutional. However, he has said he is "not a gay politician, but a politician who happens to be gay."

Earlier this summer, Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman wed his partner Christopher Peloso at a lodge near Sudbury, Ont.

When word of his engagement to St. Pierre first became public in October 2005, Brison said: "I'm looking forward to the day when the idea of a gay or lesbian politician getting married is not a story at all."

With a report from CTV Atlantic's Marc Patrone and files from the Canadian Press

小林 2007-08-20 15:51

看PP很般配的一对啊!

aseven 2008-06-16 22:55

国内有没有想办同性伴侣移民的?

sasha-yanzi 2008-08-06 01:11

我周围的同学好多都是homosexual,看的我的感觉不是奇怪而是烦。l