The Ties That Bend

Divorcing Marriage edited by Daniel Cere and Douglas Farrow

Divorcing Marriage: Unveiling the Dangers in Canada’s New Social Experiment
McGill-Queen’s Press, 2004
(208 pages; $19.50 [US], paperback)

reviewed by Graeme Hunter

Canada has been in legal, political, and religious turmoil since June 10, 2003, when, in Halpern v. Ontario, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that no definition of marriage would henceforth be acceptable unless it provided recognition to same-sex couples that is “full and equal to that enjoyed by opposite sex couples.” Copycat decisions soon followed in Quebec, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. Canada’s supine Liberal government immediately agreed without appeal.

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Graeme Hunter is a contributing editor to Touchstone and Research Professor of Philosophy at Dominican University College in Ottawa. He is the author of Radical Protestantism in Spinoza's Thought (Ashgate).

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