Saskatchewan court rules definition of marriage unconstitutional

Gay couples may now tie the knot in more than half of the provinces and territories in Canada after a Saskatchewan court ruled Friday that the traditional definition of marriage is unconstitutional.
In a five-page ruling, Justice Donna Wilson sided with courts in five other provinces and one territory, saying existing marriage laws discriminate against gay couples.
“The common-law definition of marriage for civil purposes is declared to be ‘the lawful union of two persons to the exclusion of all others,’ ” Wilson wrote.
“We’ve turned the corner,” proclaimed Greg Walen, lawyer for the five gay couples who were challenging the law in Saskatchewan.
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