The Canadian Press

2000-02-11 | Same Sex Rights

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The federal government introduced legislation in February that would extend benefits to same-sex couples. It came after the Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples were entitled to the same benefits under family law as straight couples. Justice Minister Anne McLellan said the bill addresses concerns raised by the high court and is about tolerance and fairness.

Date: 2000-02-11
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and I think if you look at what the Supreme Court said what they made very clear was that we have to ensure equal treatment between common law same-sex and opposite-sex relationships that's what we've done today >>