reports that the Canadian Parliment will move to begin debate on whether or not to reopen the gay marriage issue on December 6th with a vote to occur before the holidays. The vote would only be on whether or not to reopen the issue of same sex marriage and not on same sex marriage itself. The motion is expected to lose by a substantial margin. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is reported to have said that if the House votes against changing the law to allow same sex marriages
, the matter would be settled. Does he refer this pending vote to reopen debate, or a potential future bonefide, up or down vote on same sex marriage predicated on a future successful attempt to reopen the debate? Let's hope he means the former.