Sikh Parliamentarians Take Stance Against Gay Marriage

January 13, 2005

Source: The Tribune

On January 13, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The SGPC is against same-sex marriage, which has become a hot issue in countries like Canada, where Sikhs are settled in a big number.

Taking a clear and firm stand on the issue, Mr Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, general secretary, SGPC, said today that such marriages were against the Gurmat and Sikh code of conduct. “Because of this reason, the SGPC was against such marriages,” he added.

There are six Sikh MPs in Canadian Parliament. They are divided on the issue. Three of them have taken a stand against the Bill to be passed next month by the Canadian Government to legalise such marriages in that country. However, two MPs � Mr Ujjal Dosanj and Mr Navdeep Singh Bains � are supporting the Bill. Ms Ruby Dhalla, another MP, has not made her stand clear yet."