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Canadian Supreme Court ruling on equal marriage, Reference

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Title

Canadian Supreme Court ruling on equal marriage, Reference

Subject

Equal Rights, Equal Marriage

Description

This clip is an excerpt from Reference period for the Canadian Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage in Ottawa on December 9, 2004. This commentary discusses how the ruling determined that equal civil marriage for gays and lesbians is a constitutional right, and that religious officials who were morally against it still have religious freedom to refuse to perform ceremonies. Speakers include: Alex Munter, National co-chair for Canadians for Equal Marriage; Martha McCarthy, the lawyer for the Ontario and Quebec couples; R. Douglas Elliott, the lawyer for Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCCT); and Cynthia Peterson of Egale Canada.

Creator

Nancy Nicol

Source

Clip is original footage for documentary series, From Criminity to Equality, including Stand Together (2002), The Queer Nineties (2009), Politics of the Heart (2005) and The End of Second Class (2006), Produced and Directed by Nancy Nicol. http://www.yorku.ca/nnicol/documentary.html

Date

2004-12-09

Rights

Copyright held by Nancy Nicol

Format

.mov

Language

English, French

Type

Moving image

Identifier

2016-074

Coverage

2004-12-09, Ottawa

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Citation

Nancy Nicol, “Canadian Supreme Court ruling on equal marriage, Reference,” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed September 19, 2019, http://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/items/show/670.