OTTAWA, May 18, 2004 ( – The Interfaith Coalition on Marriage and Family has filed its written legal arguments in the Supreme Court of Canada’s Marriage Reference. The Coalition argues that the Charter does not require that marriage be redefined. It also argues that religious freedom as protected by the Charter is not well-defined and the redefinition of marriage could lead to threats to religious freedom for religious institutions.  The Interfaith Coalition includes the Catholic Civil Rights League, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the Islamic Society of North America. The Coalition has intervened at every level of court in the marriage cases in British Columbia and Ontario.  The factum is available on the EFC website at:


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