Cotler tables ‘landmark’ same-sex law

The Liberal government introduced its same-sex marriage bill in the House of Commons Tuesday, kicking off the next stage of a fierce debate that will spur some MPs to vote against party lines.
Justice Minister Irwin Cotler tabled what he called the “landmark legislation” shortly after 10 a.m. EST.
At a subsequent news conference, Cotler described the Civil Marriage Act as protecting both minority rights and freedom of religion, so “that no religious officials will be forced to perform marriages that are contrary to their beliefs.”
CBC News: Cotler tables ‘landmark’ same-sex law