Same-sex marriage in Saskatchewan


Same-sex marriage in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has recognized same-sex marriage, as of November 5, 2004.

On September 27, 2004, Saskatchewan Justice Minister Frank Quennell told CBC News that neither he nor the province will take a stand on the issue of same-sex marriage.

Two same-sex couples appeared before Justice Donna Wilson on 3 November, 2004, asking for a judgment requiring the provincial government to issue marriage licences. Neither the federal nor provincial government challenged the suit.

"Greg Walen, lawyer for one of the couples, had filed a statement of claim seeking a declaratory judgment that the common-law definition of marriage be changed to include the wording 'two people to the exclusion of others,' rather than 'two people of the opposite sex.'" [http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2004/11/03/699159-cp.html]

On 5 November, she ruled that the common-law opposite-sex definition of marriage violates the Charter rights of same-sex couples, and that "the common-law definition of marriage for civil purposes is declared to be 'the lawful union of two persons to the exclusion of all others.'"

A poll done by the Environics Research Group in January, 2005, shows the population of Saskatchewan almost evenly split: 44% approve, 52% opposed, and 4% undecided.

External links

* [http://www.samesexmarriage.ca/ Same sex marriage in Canada]
* [http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2004/11/05/same-sex_marriage_041105.html CBC News - Sask. court approves same-sex marriage (November 5)]


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