CHARLOTTETOWN, December 17, 2002 ( – PEI Attorney General Jeff Lantz introduced amendments to the Family Law Act in the legislature last Tuesday that grant homosexuals privileges normally accorded to married couples.  The legislation concerns child custody, property division and spousal support.  The Journal Pioneer reports that Lantz said that the definition of a common law relationship has been changed from a “man and a woman co-habitating outside of marriage” to “two persons co-habitating outside of marriage.”

The Attorney General acknowledged that the government would receive negative reactions from the morally conservative province which remains the last in Canada to refuse to kill unborn children by abortion.  However, Lantz said the government was committed to amending this law and another 40 some laws in response to a pro-homosexual ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1998.  The province could ignore the ruling by invoking the notwithstanding clause of the constitution.  To express your concerns:  Hon. Pat G. Binns Premier   [email protected]

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