Jared Epp’s article, ” Justified Coercion : A Case Comment on the Marriage Commissioner Reference” is featured in the current edition of Saskatchewan Law Review.
In the article Jared outlines the events that led to the Saskatchewan government asking the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal whether it would be constitutional to amend The Marriage Act to give marriage commissioners the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. He also comments on the potential impact of the decision authored by Richards J. A. The decision held that such an attempt to accommodate would be unconstitutional. Jared’s article describes and addresses criticisms of the Court’s decision, ultimately arguing that the reference was correctly decided, and that the Saskatchewan government is justified in not accommodating its marriage commissioners.
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