Ottawa, Canada, Sep 2, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin appointed two judges to the Supreme Court of Canada, whose past rulings indicate that they favor same-sex rights.
The appointments of Justice Louise Charron and Rosalie Abella were approved by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson Aug. 30.
Canadian pro-family organizations are upset with the decision. They say the two appointment are simply Martin’s way of filling the court with judges who support same-sex marriage and of pushing through same-sex marriage legislation, which the Liberal government had presented to the Supreme Court for judicial review last year.
The Supreme Court is expected to come back with a judgment on the constitutionality of the same-sex marriage bill in October.