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‘The law recognizes same-sex marriage in Canada’

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Brian Topp and Paul Dewar respond to today’s news. Emmett Macfarlane considers the case and defers to the Charter.

The Prime Minister was in British Columbia just now for a shipbulding announcement and was asked again about the case.

We’re not going to reopen that particular issue. This is a complicated case and the Minister of Justice, I think, has put out a statement clarifying the government’s position on that.

Mr. Harper was then asked specifically whether the government considered the same-sex marriages of non-citizens to be legal or not.

The law recognizes same-sex marriage in Canada and the government is not going to reopen that issue.

The reporter who asked the second question was heckled when he did so.