National Council of Women Supports Same Sex Marriage

Monday, July 26 2010

The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) sees this issue as affirming its support for a legal regime that observes and protects the basic human rights of each and every citizen," says President Catharine Laidlaw-Sly.

NCWC members studied this issue last year and at their 112th Annual General Meeting last May, voted in favour of the following statement of policy.

NCWC, Canada's oldest established federated organization working to improve conditions of life for women, respects and honours Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Members came to the conclusion that while the Charter protects the rights of all faiths and religions, there is a clear obligation on the Government of Canada to ensure that all civil rights are equally available to all citizens. This is particularly necessary in the case of a minority group.

NCWC urges the Government to proceed with this legislation.


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