reason for this application is to gain access, in order to gain wider
social acceptance [for gays and lesbians"
"'...the Catholic community would not be able to relate' to marriage if gays were allowed to participate." -Interfaith Coalition
standard religious position becomes the enemy of the new position of equality."
'essence' of being a judge is justice, wisdom and courage. Not race. Not
"The Government of Canada is advancing and enforcing the traditional, Christian definition of marriage." said Douglas Elliott, "This is forbidden by our Constitution."
definition of humanity is 'the quality or condition of being human'. Are
we not human? If you prick us, do we not bleed?"
was frankly appalled by my friend [representing Canada] urging that the
Court would be forced to end marriage for all."
may be said of marriage, as Mark Twain said of himself," Douglas
quipped. 'The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated'".
"It is to turn the law on its head, to say that common law rule, which is made by Judges, is supposed to be turned over to Parliament."
13 is a less well known anniversary. It was on that day in 1956, that
the US Supreme Court ruled that it was lawful for a middle aged, black
seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, to refuse to give up her seat and move
to the back of the bus"
use of biological characteristics to draw distinctions between same-sex
couples and opposite sex couples has been debunked in the case of M &
seems that language has the flexibility for inclusiveness and could fulfill
the aspirations of the human spirit if only we would stop fettering it
with our own prejudices."
and lesbians negate themselves, negate society. It is the promotion of
moral corruption and the denial of human beings. it is wrong and unacceptable."
is a legislative void, there is a common rule, and you're the custodial
and you have experience crafting common law rules and the
task is upon you
You have to give a remedy."