Marriage, Homophobia, and Substantive Equality

Marriage, Homophobia, and Substantive Equality Mariage, homophobie et égalité véritable The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Reference re Same-Sex Marriage came as no surprise to anybody – or at least to those familiar with the Court’s obligations in interpreting and applying Charter rights and freedoms, and the relative ease that it […]

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Should Feminists Care About Equal Marriage for Same-Sex Couples?

Equal marriage for same sex couples developed as the wedge social issue in the June 2004 federal election. We witnessed Liberal politicians proudly waving the rainbow flag, a sharp contrast to a year earlier when most of them had trouble saying “lesbian and gay” without first interjecting an “um” or taking in a little breathe […]

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Same-Sex Hearings

At the hearings held in Sudbury on April 9, 2003, NAWL appeared before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to present our views on the question of whether the federal government should recognize same-sex marriages. We urged the committee members not to be swayed by political and social prejudice and stereotyping born of […]

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Submissions of the National Association of Women and the Law on Marriage and the Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Unions to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

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