Manitoba commissioner loses battle on same-sex weddings


tay
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The court has ruled against a former Manitoba marriage commissioner's claims that the province's requirement to perform same-sex marriages violates his freedom of religion.

In September, Kevin Kisilowsky filed his case to the Court of Queen's Bench in Winnipeg calling for the law mandating that all marriage commissioners perform same-sex weddings be struck down.

Kisilowsky, a Christian who performs his ministry through the Bondslave Motorcycle Club, was appointed a marriage commissioner in 2003. However, he stopped in 2004 following the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

All commissioners in Manitoba are required to perform same-sex ceremonies. Unlike priests, rabbis and other religious officials, marriage commissioners perform civil ceremonies only and must follow provincial guidelines.

Kisilowsky said marrying same-sex couples went against his religious beliefs. He also filed a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission but it was dismissed in 2005.
In the judgment delivered on Monday, Justice Karen Simonsen said Kisilowsky had other options for performing marriages including applying for a temporary marriage commissioner's appointment, which he has done before.

Former Manitoba marriage commissioner loses battle to opt out of performing same-sex weddings - Manitoba - CBC News
 
Ludlow
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That guy should stop worrying about that shyt and help house & feed the homeless. Maybe help them get jobs if he wants to make a difference. If gays want to get married who gives a shyt.
 
Jinentonix
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Separation of church and state. If want a govt job, keep your idiotic religion out of it.
 
Danbones
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yeah smarten up
or we will send dark beaver over to re design your religion for you
 
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