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‘Government does not have a place in your bedroom’: Conservatives vote to accept same-sex marriages

Fekete, Ottawa Citizen | May 28, 2016 | National Post

VANCOUVER – Conservative delegates voted overwhelmingly Saturday at their national convention to effectively accept same-sex marriage, a move Tory MPs and leadership candidates said modernizes their party and sends an important message to Canadians.

In a vote of 1,036-462, Conservative members – following a passionate debate – voted to take a neutral position on marriage and no longer define it as “the union of one man and one woman.”

The change also removes a longstanding policy statement that said Parliament, through a free vote, and not the courts should determine the definition of marriage.

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