I had a brief conversation Tuesday night on Twitter with an American friend of mine, in which she questioned the far-reaching effects of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn DOMA and Proposition 8. The thing is, no U.S. policy doesn't affect Canadian policy. We have a Conservative Prime Minister who has decided not to touch these issues in Canada right now. However, he has no qualms about doing basically whatever he wants when it comes to Aboriginal land and rights, to name one debate raging here in Canada, which doesn't leave me much hope that he won't open these issues back up for debate. That's why this stuff is important -- rights are never guaranteed.