Pro-family Bills Introduced in Canada
OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) - Bills seeking to
protect the traditional definition of marriage as the union
between one man and one woman were recently introduced in
Liberal Senator Anne Cools introduced legislation January
31 seeking to specify in law the meaning of the term
"marriage" to indicate "a voluntary union of one man and
one woman as husband and wife to the exclusion of all
others." Cools's bill notes that the traditional definition
of marriage was "declared in the 1866 decision of Hyde v.
Hyde in the Courts of Probate and Divorce in the United
Kingdom" and was "understood in sections 91 and 92 of the
Constitution Act, 1867."
Meanwhile in the House of Commons, Canadian Alliance MP Jim
Pankiw introduced bill C-266 on February 14, which would
amend the marriage act so that by the use of the
notwithstanding clause the traditional definition of
marriage would be protected against court tampering.
February 21, 2001
volume 12, no. 52
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