Sask. court to advise on same-sex compromise

 CBC News

Saskatchewan’s highest court will rule Monday morning on whether provincial civil marriage commissioners can refuse to perform same-sex ceremonies on religious grounds.

The province asked the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal for advice on whether proposed legislation allowing commissioners to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriages for religious reasons would be constitutional.

As a compromise, the proposed law would compel dissenting commissioners to provide gay or lesbian couples with a referral to a colleague who would conduct the marriage.

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