Jane Rule continues to speak out against gay marriage. In an interview with Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham in the Apr 12 edition, the well-known lesbian author explained her opposition to marriage rights for gays and lesbians — including opposition to existing recognition equating homo relationships with common-law hetero relationships.
Bramham writes that Rule opposes "the government attempting to regulate any kind of relationship through marriage licences or regulating common-law relationships or any other relationships."
Says Rule: "What we are pleading for is the state to take greater control over our relationships. I am violently opposed to the common-law provisions. It's privatization of welfare not just for gays and lesbians, but for heterosexuals as well."
Notes Bramham: "What she wants is for the government to stay out of everyone's bedrooms and treat each person as single for tax purposes, leaving it up to individuals to decide how they want to allot their pension and other benefits and leaving it up to individuals to determine their financial arrangements with others.
"She's so angry about it that Rule is urging people to withhold information about their relationships in the upcoming census."