So ... any bets?
Same sex vs. religious freedom case in Sask. court
Saskatchewan's top court has begun to hear arguments in a case that pits gay rights against religious freedoms.
Lawyer Michael Megaw argued Thursday before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal that the law should not force marriage commissioners to perform same-sex marriages if it's against their religious beliefs. Megaw said that making them do so forces them to "park their rights at the door."
If I have days where I just want religious yobs to burst into flame, does that make me a bad person?
WHEN STUPID PEOPLE COMMENT: While this case deserves to take no longer than the corresponding justices saying something like, "Either do your job or piss off," commenter "pastordave" thinks he's being outrageously clever with a proposed compromise:
This is, of course, appallingly idiotic crap. There is no "grandfathering" to be done since absolutely nothing has changed. A marriage commissioner's job is, quite simply, to marry those people legally entitled to get married under the laws of Canada. Whether or not that definition changes over the years should matter not one whit to the job description of said commissioner.
Do the job. Or fuck off. Are we done here?