CCCB Factum to the Supreme Court of Canada Regarding the Federal Government Reference on Marriage, August 6, 2004 (PDF format)

Thursday, 05 August 2004
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Respected Canadian ethicist Margaret Somerville has it right when she notes: "Marriage involves the public recognition of the spouses' relationship and commitment to each other but that recognition is for the purpose of institutionalizing the procreative relationship in order to govern the transmission of a human life and to protect and promote the well being of the family that results. It is not a recognition of the relationship just for its own sake or for the sake of the partners to the marriage, as it would necessarily become were marriage to be extended to include same-sex couples." (...) Read the whole thing at the CCCB's Website.