Neither the federal nor the provincial governments opposed the ruling. Archived from the original on February 6, Sexual orientation change efforts. It may also be limited by the right to denominational religious schools under Section 93 of the Constitution. Complicating matters, Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper indicated that a Conservative government would work to restore the prohibition on same-sex marriage if Parliament voted to do so in a free vote.
In other provinces, lawsuits were launched seeking permission to marry.
Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights - Same Sex Marriages
Archived from the original on June 29, G against the provincial government requesting that it issue same-sex marriage licences. In Maymembers of the Conservative Party of Canada voted 1,— to change the party's political platform from defining marriage as "a union between one man and one woman" to a neutral stance. The decision by authorities not to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples arises out of a definition of marriage set in by an English court that marriage is the union of "one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others". Similarly, the Kutenai titqattek describes women who took on roles traditionally characterized as masculine, including hunting and warfare.
However, unlike the previous three court decisions, the Court of Appeal did not suspend its decision to allow Parliament to consider the issue. Archived from the original on October 18, Institute for Research on Public Policy. On March 1,the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the federal government must pay Canada Pension Plan benefits to surviving same-sex spouses. Views Read Edit View history. For example, a discrimination complaint against a restaurant would need to be filed under federal or provincial anti-discrimination legislation and not the Charter, although, ultimately, all court rulingsincluding judicial reviews and writsmust come up with the Constitution of Canadaand the Charter as part thereof, and thus, supersede any law being inconsistent with the latter. The language of the dispositive provision section 2 is identical to the language reviewed by the Court in the reference.