Mr. Speaker, I do not think anybody has said in the House that we want to stifle debate.
There has been a pattern created, whenever a decision has been by the highest court of the land, that Her Majesty's Official Opposition chooses, when it dislikes that decision, to ask that parliament act.
I do not believe that is the role of parliament. The role of parliament is to ensure that we have the best legal minds in the country to interpret the type of legislation that is adopted by the House.
I will repeat what the minister said this morning. There was never any intention by the government to redefine marriage.