Category Archives: Same-Sex Marriage

The unlikely champion of same-sex marriage

Ted Olson, the lawyer arguing in favor of marriage equality before the Supreme Court of the United States – the sixtieth time he’s appeared before America’s highest court –  has the background you’d least expect: Certain law partners no longer call Theodore B. … Continue reading

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Book review: “From the Closet to the Altar”

[Originally posted at Canadian Lawyer] In 1957, a prominent American group denounced homosexuality as “socially heretical or deviant,” and determined that laws against it posed no constitutional problems. That organization: the American Civil Liberties Union. For years thereafter, “sodomy” was a … Continue reading

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In loco parentis

An Alberta court has awarded custody of a nine year-old child to the biological father’s former same-sex partner: In a precedent-setting case, a Calgary judge has granted custody of an eight-year-old girl to a gay man over his former partner … Continue reading

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The right thing

New York State Senator Roy MacDonald, a Republican, on his decision to vote in favor of same-sex marriage: “You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage in Saskatchewan: no opting out

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled that provincial marriage commissioners may not refuse to perform same-sex marriages, despite their religious beliefs: In its decision, the Appeal Court said that accommodating commissioners’ religious convictions does not justify discriminating against same-sex … Continue reading

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