On the rights of same-sex couples:. The case of Edwards v Canada  A. The statement of the Supreme Court of Bermuda in A v Attorney General would also need to be reviewed; it would no longer be sufficient to read an Act compatibly with the presumption of constitutionality, the Act would need to be construed as to apply subject to any exceptions which can be found in the constitution.
Here, we need to take a somewhat theoretical approach to answering the question. Furthermore, this anti same sex marriage arguments in the supreme in Bristol no account of the political impact both nationally and internationally, of removing rights from same-sex couples and invalidating marriages which had been entered into lawfully at the time.
It's unclear what possible relationship fostering might have with same-sex marriage, or at least why such a relationship should be given any more weight than any other. Same-sex marriage and negative externalities. One recent study of civil unions and marriages in Vermont suggests this is a very real concern.
It took the Supreme Court 3 years to schedule his petition for oral arguments. Men who are married earn more, work harder, drink less, live longer, spend more time attending religious services, and are more sexually faithful.
For instance, a recent study of father absence on girls found that girls who grew up apart from their biological father were much more likely to experience early puberty and a teen pregnancy than girls who spent their entire childhood in an intact family. It is also extremely unlikely that the biological effects of heterosexual marriage on men would also be found in homosexual marriage.
Homosexual couples using in vitro fertilization IVF or surrogate mothers deliberately create a class of children who will live apart from their mother or father. Share Tweet Email 1. Among other things, mothers excel in providing children with emotional security and in reading the physical and emotional cues of infants.
He will necessarily be raised by one party who has no blood relationship with him. This won't make or break Social Security.
Legal theory must give way to practical politics. If the Bermudian constitution is living, then the rights contained within it can be expanded upon in the same way that the Canadian constitutional rights were expanded to include women senators. This does directly discriminate against same-sex couples as using the standard set out in s.