Nova Scotia Becomes Canada's 6th Jurisdiction to Legalize Gay Marriage

Nova Scotia Becomes Canada's 6th Jurisdiction to Legalize Gay Marriage

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Nova Scotia becomes the 6th Canadian jurisdiction to legalize gay marriage when the Nova Scotia Supreme Court strikes down a law forbidding same-sex marriage.

Justice Heather Robertson's ruling changes the definition of marriage in Nova Scotia to "the lawful union of two persons to the exclusion of all others." This is similar to the formulation created in the ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Manitoba last week.

Interestingly, neither the federal nor the Nova Scotia government opposed the legal challenge brought by the three couples involved in this lawsuit. This means that the ruling will not be appealed, and the first same-sex marriages will begin very shortly.

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