Same-sex marriage is legal in Ontario, changes to the law are required to bring the legislation into line with the Ontario high courts decision that allowed same-sex marriage.
The government and opposition Conservatives wanted a voice vote to be held. This would ensure that no one could be identified as supporting or not supporting the bill. The NDP's attempt to change that to a standing or recorded vote would see members votes clearly identified.
Homophobia continues to reign over us.
See the national Post, Canada's leading conservative paper on the issue here.