Ottawa, Canada, Jul 11, 2005 / 22:00 pm
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has been given one last chance to argue its case against the legal redefinition of marriage before a Senate hearings committee tomorrow.
Canada’s same-sex marriage legislation, Bill C-38, was passed in the House of Commons June 28 and is now in the Senate.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, archbishop of Quebec and primate of the Catholic Church in Canada, and Hélène Aubé, a lawyer and mother from Gatineau, Que., will present the Canadian bishops’ breif before the 12-member Senate committee, chaired by Liberal Senator Lise Bacon.
With this intervention, the CCCB has taken public position against same-sex marriage almost 30 times since the debate began in Parliament in the fall of 2002.