Skip to comments.B.C. court OK's gay marriage - first gay couple legally married in British Columbia
Posted on 07/09/2003 5:01:32 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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Sheesh and Ick !!
Here is the article regarding the Ontario ruling reference in above article:
MICHAEL STUPARYK/TORONTO STAR
Michael Stark, left, and Michael Lashner pop champagne
and kiss after their wedding ceremony yesterday.
Leshner called the ruling, "Day One for millions of gays
and lesbians around the world."
2nd Canada court backs gay marriage
BC joins Ontario in recognizing unions; opponents may appeal
TORONTO British Columbia became the second Canadian province to allow same-sex marriage under a court ruling Tuesday.
The decision by the province's Court of Appeal further increased pressure on the Canadian government to follow through with plans to rewrite federal law that defines marriage as between man and woman.
An Ontario court issued a similar ruling last month, leading to more than 250 same-sex couples obtaining licenses to marry in Toronto.
British Columbia's Appeal Court earlier ruled in favor of same-sex marriages and gave the federal government a year to draft a new law redefining marriage. Gay rights groups then asked the court to reconsider the one-year delay after the Ontario ruling.
In its decision Tuesday, the three-member B.C. Appeal Court panel said it was "apparent that any further delay in implementing the remedies will result in an unequal application of the law between Ontario and British Columbia."
Religious and family groups opposed to same-sex marriage said they will ask Canada's Supreme Court to allow them to appeal the Ontario court ruling that legalized gay and lesbian weddings.
Angered by the government's plan to let the Ontario ruling stand and instead propose a new law permitting same-sex marriage, the groups said they would try to intervene.
"The federal government has abdicated its leadership role," said Derek Rogusky of Focus on the Family, a conservative lobby group. "This matter has far-reaching consequences nationwide, and the nation's highest court should be permitted to consider the fundamental issues."
Focus on the Family was joined by the Interfaith Coalition on Marriage, a collection of Roman Catholic, evangelical Protestant and Islamic organizations, in planning to seek intervener status in the case.
Prime Minister Jean Chretien has said his government is drafting a law that would legalize same-sex marriage while allowing churches to decide what ceremonies they sanction.
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I bet the divorce lawyers are jumping up and down with glee. A brand new source of revenue has just opened up for them.
The gay community may end up deciding this isn't so great after all. Now they will have to deal with getting "taken to the cleaners" when they get divorced and it may not feel so liberating when they are making alimony payments to all of their ex's.
I wonder if they got married so they could get a two for one deal on perms.
Aw Shucks....I'm all choked up! . . .
I know what you mean. They had me all choked up too. Not for joy, tho!
Tom Graff choked on tears yesterday as he vowed to love and cherish Antony Porcino, his partner of 11 years, "as long as we both shall live."barf !
The pair became the first gay couple to legally wed in British Columbia, barely an hour after the province's Court of Appeal lifted a one-year moratorium on same-sex marriages yesterday.
Issues like how to share the August timeshare in the Hamptons, who gets the Striesand box set, etc.
Since gayness isn't genetic, the rewards of homosexuality must far outweigh the cons you've enumerated or else there would be no homos.
Being addicted to FR is viewed as a horror to commies and members of the lamestream media.
Just because there are X number of people practicing same sex acts is no indication that therefore such acts are beneficial to them or society at large.
X number of people, including me, smoke cigars and drink single malt straight up. There's no societal benefit to that at all and I don't give a flying turd about it.
You find unhappy people sticking their noses into everyone else's business all the time and there's not much you can do about it - part of human nature.
Lots of people voted for Clinton, therefore he was a good choice???
A lot of very wealthy people got richer under Clinton. Ask them.
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