1. Stronger guarantees that Charter rights will not override religious freedomsI expect many will have something to say about these amendments in the days ahead, A little Bit Left and Section 15 have already put out some thoughts and warnings... At first blush I see no need for them and they set into law state sanctioned discrimination. I will too in the days ahead.
2. Justices of the Peace who do not want to perform civil marriages of same-sex couples will not have to do so
3. Churches will not be required to rent out their halls for same-sex weddings
4. Religious educational institutions will still be allowed to preach that
homosexuality is against God's law, without being subject to hate crime
Martin to appease Liberals Social Conservatives
Paul Martin has struck a deal with Liberal MPs to amend Bill C-38, The Civil Marriage Act to include;