Canada’s same-sex marriage laws are likely to stay despite the Conservative party’s victory in recent federal elections, according to a poll of Canadian parliamentarians.
The survey by newspaper The Globe and Mail last week found just under half of Canada’s 308 MPs voted for gay marriage before it became law last year or said they would do so in the future, Advocate.com reported.
A further 19 are undecided or wouldn’t give their view. Almost all the 19 undecided MPs would have to vote against gay marriage for the law to be overturned.
Conservative leader Stephen Harper, who was sworn in as prime minister on Monday, has promised to revisit same-sex marriage after winning a minority government last month.