Ontario… B.C. … and now Quebec

03.19.04

The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled that barring gays from marriage is discriminatory, upholding a lower court ruling and effectively paving the way to gay marriage in Quebec:

The Quebec court case pitted some religious groups against Michael Hendricks and Rene Leboeuf, who want to marry after being together for 30 years.

The religious groups were appealing a September 2002 ruling by Justice Louise Lemelin of Quebec Superior Court that said restricting marriage to a union between a man and a woman was unjustified under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

This isn’t really too surprising, as public opinion in Quebec is overwhelmingly supportive of gay marriage. And it’s only a matter of time until the rest of the country follows suit.

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