Government House Leader Tony Valeri says all the MPs have made up their minds after months of debate and a couple of years of watching one province after another legalize it.
Conservatives have been stalling and trying to knock back a vote to the fall in hopes of some magic changing the majority's mind.
However, in a delightful wrinkle worthy of New England spite and hate, a priest in Canada is putting the hex on Prime Minister Paul Martin. Following interviews with numerous media:
I guess the assumption is that subtlety is lost on politicians.
Father Francis Geremia, a Roman Catholic priest, told his congregation on Saturday that Martin is doing the devil's work on the same-sex marriage bill the Liberal government is trying to pass in Parliament.
He repeated the charge in a telephone interview with The Canadian Press on Monday, saying Martin no longer deserves the sacrament of communion because of Bill C-38.
Martin has said that as a Roman Catholic, he struggled with the issue, but that it's a matter of human rights that he must uphold.
But Geremia says: "you cannot have two faces: either you serve God or you serve the devil."