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Victory for same-sex couples.

The supreme court's decision on May 20 to strike down the heterosexual definition of spouse will likely force lawmakers to rewrite the country's law books to give legal rights to same-sex couples. The 8-1 ruling could end up giving same-sex partners all the legal benefits of a common-law marriage. "It's a huge decision," said Ian Brodie, political science professor at the University of Western Ontario. "[It] stops short of saying same-sex couples can get married, but that's almost a secondary issue now."
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Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Jun 22, 1999
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