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Same-sex marriage case enters second day in Canadian high court

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada hears a second day of arguments Thursday on whether the federal government's proposed same-sex marriage legislation falls within Parliamentary authority and whether the legislation is consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The government has asked the Supreme Court to issue an expedited decision in the case and says it will present the bill to Parliament "with all deliberate speed" once the Court issues its opinion. CTV.ca has more (see links on right for recorded video excerpts of the first day of arguments). CBC News has extended coverage of the case. Canada's Department of Justice has a discussion paper on marriage and the legal recognition of same-sex unions.

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