Ontario, Quebec and B. Alex Munter, national spokesman for Canadians for Equal Marriage, which has led the debate in favor of the law, was triumphant Wednesday: "It is a signal to the world that Canada is an open and inclusive society that believes in the notion of full citizenship for all. When they check into a hotel, puzzled staff often ask if they'd prefer a room with two beds.
Inthe Supreme Court decided that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation was prohibited by the Charter. Indeed, having children is another major factor in motivating same-sex couples to get married.
There are two separate points of reference put to this Standing Committee - the traditional meaning of marriage, and the Canadian constitutional framework. Man's body found in Halifax Harbour. Immigration, aging, housing costs fuel rise in multigenerational households. The question before this Committee, that of same-sex marriages, would see the definition of civil marriages go further than some would wish.
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But human rights standards and laws have changed significantly since 19th century England and it is time to bring the law on civil marriage up to date, in conformity with Canadian human rights law that expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
The result is that today both types of marriages receive legal recognition by the state and both are described by the same term. As the Supreme Court of Canada said in the case of M. State recognition of same-sex unions would be a powerful sign that gays and lesbians have moved from formal equality to real equality and are full and equal members of Canadian society.
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Posted August 1, pm. First, that the discriminatory standard is rationally connected to the service being provided. Canadian man pleads guilty in human smuggling case on border. Views on both sides of the debate are strongly-held and run very deep in the history and traditions of Canadian society.
Our job is to uphold and reflect the principles and values underlying the Canadian Human Rights Act.