Bigoted Marriage Commissioners Can Suck It: Court

From the Leader-Post:

The court, in a unanimous decision released Monday, said both of the proposed laws — allowing an exemption for all marriage commissioners or just for those who were commissioners at the time gay marriage was legalized in 2004 — would be unconstitutional. If enacted, such a law would violate the equality rights of gay and lesbian individuals and would not be a reasonable and justifiable breach of those rights, the court said.

Five judges of the province’s top court have been mulling over the constitutional question since May. Two days were spent hearing legal arguments examining the religious rights of marriage commissioners and the equality rights of same-sex couples.

Well, there’s one less thing wrong with the world today. I would’ve been surprised if the Saskatchewan Court Of Appeal had made any other decision but then again life is full of surprises. In any case: the bottom line is that if you don’t find a particular line of work ethical, get out of that line of work. Makes sense to me.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

3 thoughts on “Bigoted Marriage Commissioners Can Suck It: Court”

  1. This makes me so very happy!

    After the marriage commissioner we originally wanted was booked, she gave us a few other names, one of which was the dude who was refusing to marry same sex couples. We just didn’t contact him as that whole thing didn’t mesh with our view of what marriage is. I respect that he may not share my same beliefs, but then he shouldn’t be performing in a public, civic role.

  2. “I respect that he may not share my same beliefs, but then he shouldn’t be performing in a public, civic role.”


  3. That’s for damn sure. When are people going to learn to live and let live? If it’s not hurting anyone else, shut the hell up about it.

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