So, the Supreme Court of Canada has just ruled that legislation to extend marriage rights to gays and lesbians would be in line with the Constitution. (Interestingly enough, though, they didn't say whether the current common-law definition - which excludes homosexuals - is constituional.) So Paul Martin, our Prime Minister, is going ahead with legislation to extend the definition, where it has to be passed by Parliament. Something tells me that it's going to be a hard fight, what with the minority government and all, but I'm happy about the court's decision, nonetheless. We'll see what the MPs have to say about it.
The biggest surprise of the story, though, is when Martin is quoted sayingthat Canada was the "world's most post-modern country". I was not aware. Unless I'm wrong, post-modernism is a revolution in either the fine arts or philosophy, one that rejects modern practices and mores. I guess I didn't notice our post-modern status, being in the middle of Alberta, which is just starting to feel the effects of The Enlightenment.