So this is democracy?

Jack Layton, leader of the Canadian New Democratic Party (NDP), wants Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, to force the entire Liberal caucus to vote in favour of same-sex marriage. The NDP members have been ordered to vote in favor of same-sex marriage, considering it a human-rights issue.

Given that a Decima Research poll showed that 57% of those polled in Ontario sided with preserving the traditional definition of marriage compared to 38% who believe same-sex couples should be included, forcing elected members to vote a certain way doesn’t seem to agree with the concept of democracy.