Manitoba is Canada's 4th Province & 5th Jurisdiction to Legalize Gay Marriage Hot

Manitoba is Canada's 4th Province & 5th Jurisdiction to Legalize Gay Marriage

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Manitoba becomes Canada's 4th province and 5th jurisdiction to legalize gay marriage. Justice Douglas Yard of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench says that the previous rulings legalizing same-sex marriage in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec influenced his decision in this case.

Justice Yard writes in his decision:

"The traditional definition of marriage in Manitoba is reformulated to mean a voluntary union for life of two persons at the exclusion of all others."

Manitoba's government has not offered any legal opposition to this lawsuit, so the ruling will not be appealed and same-sex marriages will begin shortly.

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