Robert "Bobby" Gant (qaf_bobby) wrote in ac_babylon,
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Canadian court paves way for same-sex marriages

Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriages are constitutional.

The Canadian Government is now expected to introduce legislation to approve the marriages.

The court ruled same-sex marriages are not only permitted, but "flow naturally" from Canada's constitution.

The ruling affirms what has been the practice in six Canadian provinces for more than a year, as several provincial appeals courts struck down old marriage laws.

The decision came about after the Federal Government submitted a proposed new law which would approve same-sex marriages.

The Government is now expected to go ahead and introduce the legislation, possibly before the end of the year.

However the court also added religious clergy cannot be forced to marry a same-sex couple if it is contrary to the minister's religious beliefs.

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This is great news although the last line has me worried!!

If only the US would get their shit together and do the same!!
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