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CURRENT CONTRIBUTORS (Click on name to view)

Prof. Jane Adolphe

Iain Benson

Dr. Daniel Cere

Prof. Frederick DeCoste

Prof. Douglas Farrow

Mr. Claude Ryan

Prof. Margaret Somerville

Prof. Katherine Young and Dr. Paul Nathanson

 


Dr. Jane Adolphe

Professor Adolphe began her legal career clerking for the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench. After practicing with the Bennett Jones law firm, she served as a prosecutor with the Alberta Crown Prosecutor's Office. She then worked as a legal consultant with the law firm of Capua, Varrentie Associati in Italy. She has served the United Nations by participating in conferences on children's rights and the International Criminal Court, and most recently participated as a delegate of the Holy See. Professor Adolphe's course offerings include Family Law, Canon Law, International Law, and International Human Rights. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary, as well as common-law and civil-law degrees from McGill University. She also earned a Licentiate in Canon Law and a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome. Currently she teaches at Ave Maria School of Law. The views expressed here are the author's, and should not be taken to represent those of the Institute or of any of its associates or partners. Copyright is reserved, and reproduction without the author's or (as applicable) the publisher's permission is forbidden. Quotations should be referenced in full.

Same-Sex Marriage in Canada: Law and Policy Considerations

Bill C-38: Redefining Parenthood and Ignoring Children



Iain Benson

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Brief to the Parliamentary Committee on C-38 (2005)



Dr. Daniel Cere


The following publications by Daniel Cere may have minor textual differences from the original published versions.

The views expressed here are the author's, and should not be taken to represent those of the Institute. Copyright is reserved, and reproduction without the author's or (as applicable) the publisher's permission is forbidden. Quotations should be referenced in full.

Courtship Today a View from Academia-The Public Interest/Spring 2001

Justice, Gender and Love-Liberal Communitarian Perspectives on the Domestic Church
A revised version published as "Justice, Gender and Love: Liberal and Communitarian Perspectives on the Domestic Church," Église et Théologie, 26 (1995) 225-252.

"Get the State out of Marriage?" April 2005

"Love and Marriage--and Family Law" Public Interest, Spring. 2005

"The Future of Family Law: Law and the Marriage Crisis in North America" 2005

 


Dr. Frederick DeCoste

Professor DeCoste teaches jurisprudence, legal foundations, and the graduate seminar. He has authored or edited several books, most recently On Coming to Law: An Introduction to Law in Liberal Societies (Butterworths, 2001) and The Holocaust's Ghost: Writings on Art, Politics, Law, and Education (University of Alberta Press, 2000; co-edited with Bernard Schwartz), which was awarded the 2001 Alberta Scholarly Book of the Year Award and the 2001 Canadian Society for Yad Vashem Award for Holocaust History.He is currently writing a book on legal theory, provisionally entitled Jurisprudence: The Lawyer's View. The views expressed here are the author's, and should not be taken to represent those of the Institute or of any of its associates or partners. Copyright is reserved, and reproduction without the author's or (as applicable) the publisher's permission is forbidden. Quotations should be referenced in full.

"The Halpern Transformation: Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Society, and the Limits of Liberal Law."

"Courting Leviathan: Limited Government and Social Freedom in Reference re Same-Sex Marriage" (forthcoming in Alberta Law Review 42:4, 2005)


Dr. Douglas Farrow

The following are opinion editorials by Douglas Farrow (associate professor of Christian Thought, McGill University, Montreal), comprising a running commentary on the marriage issue and related subjects in Canadian culture, politics and jurisprudence. They are given in chronological order, with the titles under which they appeared in the print media (unless otherwise noted). Minor textual differences from the published versions may occur.

The Globe and Mail article, “Don’t Kiss off Marriage” (18 June 2022), co-authored with Daniel Cere, does not appear, since it was an abridgement of the Statement on the Status of Marriage in Canada, which can be found in full on this web site. Other relevant pieces by the author are noted at the bottom of this page.

The views expressed here are the author’s, and should not be taken to represent those of the Institute or of any of its associates or partners. Copyright is reserved, and reproduction without the author’s or (as applicable) the publisher’s permission is forbidden. Quotations should be referenced in full.

Sexual politics and language, The National Post, 31 August 2021


Civil rights could trip at the prom, The Globe and Mail, 9 May 2022


Appealing for human dignity, The National Post, 30 July 2021


Carving out a safe space for the secular, The National Post,
9 October 2021


To approve or not to approve, The National Post, 27 December 2021


Culture wars are killing marriage, The National Post, 7 May 2022


Marriage and religion are public affairs, The National Post, 31 July 2021


Of cock-ups and conspiracies
, The Montreal Gazette, 18 August 2021


Behold the armies of the Lord, The Globe and Mail, 22 August 2021


The marriage debate is not a human rights debate, The National Post,
8 October 2021

A little less haste on gay marriage, The National Post,
31 January 2022

Are children just an "add-on" to a marriage?, The Edmonton Journal, October 30th, 2004.

A Dream Betrayed, Windsor Star, 5 Feb. 2005.

What's Religion Got to Do with It?, Christian Week, 1 April 2005.

Brief to the Parliamentary Committee on C-38, 7 June 2005.

Learning from the Flintstones , Columbia, August 2005.

The Bolshevik-Menshevik Game . Ottawa Citizen, 15 March 2006.

Let's have a responsible vote on same-sex marriage. The National Post, 17 June 2006.

Whitewashing the Jews' Ancient Enemies. The National Post, 6 December 2007.

The Parable in the Parabola. Calgary Herald, 10 February 2022

Quebec Government Policies are undermining the Family . Montreal Gazette. 27 Abril 2008

In the new Canada we are all wards of the State. National Post . 24 June 2022

Morgentaler's Canada is not my Canada . National Post. 29 June 2021

Oposing Abortion isn't a modern Christian Fad . National Post. 4 July 2021

Humanae Vitae has stood the test of time . National Post. 31 July 2008

Humanae Vitae: Forty Years on, where are we? . Catholic Register. 7 August 2008.

See also:
“Kangaroo Canada": First Things, August/September 2008
http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=6260

“Three Meanings of Secular”: First Things 133, May 2003, pp. 18-20:

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0305/opinion/farrow.html

“Beyond Nature, Shy of Grace”: International Journal of Systematic Theology 5.3, November 2003 (Blackwell, Oxford )
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118899047/abstract

Rebuilding Babel in Quebec City. Catholic Insight, March 2008 http://catholicinsight.com/online/church/education/article_812.shtml

Ontario physicians attack freedom of conscience. Catholic Insight, October 2008
http://catholicinsight.com/online/features/article_846.shtml

The New Moral Order. Catholic Insight, November 2008 http://catholicinsight.com/online/bioethics/article_859.shtml

Charity and Unity. First Things, October 2009 http://www.firstthings.com/article/2009/10/charity-and-unity

The New Definition of Marriage: Personal Liberty or Political Bondage? November 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJkaCs8kRag&feature=related

Quebec Government Declares War
http://www.ccrl.ca/index.php?id=5091

 

For publications on other subjects, consult the author : douglas.farrow@mcgill.ca



Mr. Claude Ryan

Claude Ryan was a leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec, journalist, cabinet ministre. The following publication was published a few months before his death (Feb. 2004). Since this is his complete draft, there may be minor textual differences from the edited published versions. The views expressed here are the author's, and should not be taken to represent those of the Institute or of any of its associates or partners. Copyright is reserved, and reproduction without the author's or (as applicable) the publisher's permission is forbidden. Quotations should be referenced in full.

Le mariage et les unions homosexuelles
ROME EST-ELLE ALLÉE TROP LOIN?



Dr. Margaret Somerville

The following publication by Margaret Somerville (Margaret Somerville is the founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University) may have minor textual differences from the original published versions. The views expressed here are the author's, and should not be taken to represent those of the Institute or of any of its associates or partners. Copyright is reserved, and reproduction without the author's or (as applicable) the publisher's permission is forbidden. Quotation should be references in full.

Culture is Wedded to Nature

James Hughes is wrong to sever the cultural from the natural, argues bioethicist Margaret Somerville in defending heterosexual marriage

Margaret Somerville
Special to Betterhumans
Monday, August 04, 2003, 7:09:06 AM CT


Renovating Marriage: The Requirements of Mutual Respect


Jean, Paul, and Jean-Paul: Politicians, the Pope, and Same-Sex Marriage Confusion


Note to Svend Robinson, Globe and Mail, Wednesday, July 9, 2021


The Other"Rights Question" in Same-Sex Marraige...



Procreation, Polygamy, and Same-Sex Marriage. Jan. 30, 2005

The Legitimacy of the Notwithstanding Clause . Jan. 29, 2005

Understanding Notwithstanding.


Katherine Young & Paul Nathanson

The following publication by Katherine Young & Paul Nathanson may have minor textual differences from the original published versions. The views expressed here are the author's, and should not be taken to represent those of the Institute or of any of its associates or partners. Copyright is reserved, and reproduction without the author's or (as applicable) the publisher's permission is forbidden. Quotation should be references in full.

Marriage a la Mode: Answering the Advocates of Gay Marriage

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