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Canadian Supreme Court Rules Against Parliament Making National Marriage Laws

There had been debate in Canada for some time about the validity of marriage. Most of the country is Protestant but Quebec is mostly Catholic and does not recognize marriage performed religiously mixed couples performed by a Protestant minister.

On June 17, 1912 the Supreme Court of Canada held that Parliament could not pass a national law governing marriage, and that mixed marriages solemnized by a Protestant clergyman could not be outlawed in Quebec.

The entire ruling:
http://scc.lexum.org/en/1912/1912scr46-132/1912scr46-132.html

Canadian wedding – 1912

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