Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions this afternoon which I want to present on behalf of petitioners from my riding.
The first has to do with the issue of marriage. These petitioners believe that marriage is the best foundation for families in the raising of children. They also believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and because it is being challenged, this honourable House should uphold a motion passed in June of 1999 that called for marriage to continue to be recognized as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.
They therefore pray that Parliament pass legislation to recognize the institution of marriage in federal law as being a union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.