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The Supreme Court of Canada today decided not to hear the appeal of the Three Parent Case (AA v BB) from Ontario. Today’s announcement leaves intact the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal to recognize that a child may have more than two legal parents.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) participated as an intervenor in the case along with the Christian Legal Fellowship, Catholic Civil Rights League, Focus on the Family and REAL Women Canada as a member of the
In light of decision today, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada again expresses the urgent need for full study of the impact on future generations as long standing social policies are being changed through litigation to suit adult desires.
EFC General Legal Counsel Don Hutchinson stated, “This decision is extremely regrettable as it leaves the judgment of the Court of Appeal to establish social policy for
Hutchinson also noted that, in today’s decision, the Supreme Court of Canada was simply dealing with the unusual situation where an intervenor had applied to appeal the decision of a lower court and was not deciding whether or not the case presented “issues worthy of consideration by this Court or whether the Court of Appeal’s judgment is well founded.”
“The Supreme Court’s decision does leave the door open for the government of
“The process that governments in Canada are now using to redefine social policy is seriously flawed,” said
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