From the October, 2003 issue of Touchstone
marriage Canadian Infidelity by Ian Hunter

Canadian Infidelity

Ian Hunter on Courts, Churches & “Gay Marriage”

For what is probably a minority within a minority—homosexuals who want to enter a traditional marriage—the recent unanimous decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Halpern et al. v. A. G. of Canada is good news. The court held the existing definition of marriage as a lifelong union of a man and a woman to be contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Henceforth, marriage means the union of any two “persons”—but why only persons and why only two is left unclear. Whether this result is good news for Canada, we shall all wait and see: The court has spoken; we, its vassals, obey.

The decision is also good news for those Canadians fed up with democracy. After all, the political process is lengthy and frustrating. It is . . .


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