LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Ruth and Bud - Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary
Married October 12, 1946 at Metropolitan United Church Congratulations and Best Wishes from the family.

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LEADER m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-30 published
LEADER- SHLAGBAUM -- Mel and Sharon LEADER, Jean WAGNER and David SHLAGBAUM are delighted to celebrate the engagement of their children, Regan and Daniel. Proud grandparents, Toby and Irving STEINBERG, Bronia SHLAGBAUM, Morris and Ruth WAGNER.

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LEADER m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-30 published
LEADER- SHLAGBAUM
Mel and Sharon LEADER, Jean WAGNER and David SHLAGBAUM are delighted to celebrate the engagement of their children, Regan and Daniel. Proud grandparents, Toby and Irving STEINBERG, Bronia SHLAGBAUM, Morris and Ruth WAGNER.

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LEAR m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-12 published
KOWALCHUK / ALLEN -- Forthcoming Marriage
Dianne KOWALCHUK and Harvey LEAR of London and Joseph and Judy KOWALCHUK of St. Catharines are excited to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandy Lee, to Mark Edward, son of Edward and Margaret ALLEN of London. They will exchange vows at 1 p.m. on July 19, 2008 at Saint Michaels Parish, London.

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LEARN m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-23 published
LEARN, Max and Grace (NOBLE) - 65th Anniversary
Married 65 years December 27, 1941 - 2006 Celebrating with their family in January.

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LEATHERLAND m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-08-16 published
LEATHERLAND, Jeffrey and Shirley - 50th Anniversary
August 22, 1953 - 2003
Open House
Come join us for a fun day with family and Friends Sunday August 24, 2003 from 1-4 p.m. at Dorchester Donnybrook Legion.

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LEBOLD m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-12 published
Groom 'wins' honeymoon in B.C.
By Jim CRESSMAN, Free Press Sports Reporter
Grand Bend -- Mike LEBOLD has a lot to learn about being married.
Only minutes after his wedding yesterday, he made his first major mistake -- defeating his bride, Dawn LESLIE, in a motorcycle "grudge match."
"I did slow down, but she didn't catch up," a sheepish LEBOLD said. "(But) it's her fault because she bought me the new bike."
The Stratford couple was married on the starting line at Grand Bend Motorplex during the International Hot Rod Association Mopar Canadian Nationals.
After the nuptials, they raced, with the winner getting to choose their honeymoon destination.
Mike decided on British Columbia. Dawn wanted to go to New Orleans.
Both are racing enthusiasts. They've known each other for eight years, but it wasn't until they began dating a year ago that they learned they had a mutual interest in racing.
A friend figured because they spend so much of the summer at the quarter-mile dragstrip, getting married there made sense.
The couple wore matching full leather black racing suits. Dawn said she considered wearing traditional white, but white leather is more expensive.
"It was hot," she said of standing in front of thousands of cheering race fans in 30°C temperatures. The temperature on the track was 51°C.
Afterward, the couple held a reception for family and Friends in the parking lot. In true racing style, it was a tailgate party, with burgers and sausage on the grill.
International Hot Rod Association president Aaron POLBURN was master of ceremonies for the event.
"If Mike has any brains, he'll let her win," POLBURN said before they raced.
"He'll learn," POLBURN said afterward.

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LEBOLDUS m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
NORTHCOTT / LEBOLDUS -- Engagement
Willy and Rose NORTHCOTT and Ron and Sandy LEBOLDUS are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Jessica and Nick. They are planning a late Fall wedding.

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LECLAIR m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-09-20 published
LECLAIR, Art and Alma - Happy Golden Anniversary
September 19, 1953-2003
Congratulations to Art and Alma on the occasion of your 50th Wedding Anniversary. With love from your family, Paul, Dave and Sheila, Rob and Lucy, Mark and Renee, and all your grandchildren

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LEDERMAN m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-02-22 published
SHERMAN -- Elly and Paul SHERMAN are thrilled to announce the engagement of their son Mark Stephen to Gemma Naomi, daughter of Leonard HENRARD of London, England. Proud grandparents are Ruth LEDERMAN and Frank ALLEN.

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LEDUC m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-23 published
KERSHAW, Don and Anne - Still in love after 50 years
September 15, 1956 Join us in wishing Anne and Don congratulations on their 50th wedding anniversary. You are truly an inspiration to all those who love you! Wishing you many more happy years together. Lots of love, Dawn and Steve HALLIGAN, Adrianne and Jim GIES, Holly and Derek LEDUC and grandchildren.

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LEE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-11-19 published
Happy 30th Wedding
Anniversary
Mary and Doug LEE
November 28, 2002
Congratulations Mom and Dad.
Love Jennifer and Ed, Karen, Crystal and Andrea.

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LEE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-08-09 published
LEE, Betty and Stan - Happy 65th Wedding Anniversary
August 13, 2003.
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LEE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-11-01 published
LEE / WATSON - Forthcoming Marriage
John and Donna LEE, Bob and Bonnie BROOKS and Mac and Debbie WATSON are happy to announce the forthcoming marriage of Erin Jean LEE and Christopher Gerald WATSON on December 6, 2003 at Brinsley United Church

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LEE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
EBERLE / LEE
Wilson EBERLE and Jennifer LEE are happy to announce their engagement. Wilson is the son of Allan and Carol EBERLE of Windsor and Karen WRAFTER. Jennifer is the daughter of Linda LEE and Geoffrey LEE of Woodstock. The wedding will take place July 2nd at the Gananoque Inn, Gananoque.

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LEE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
FERREIRA / LEE -- Wedding Announcement
Sons, Steven and Daniel are pleased to announce the re-marriage of their Mother. Anneke FERREIRA, daughter of Henk and Rita VAN BURGSTEDEN, will marry Steven Harold LEE, son of Harold and Marjorie LEE, on May 20th, 2006 at Lambeth United Church. Congratulations and Best Wishes!

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LEE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-22 published
Orlena LEE and Derek WONG -- Match
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, October 22, 2005, Page M6
Seven hours of French director François Truffaut's new wave films on Digital Video Disk -- including Derek WONG's favourite, The 400 Blows -- was the litmus test for Mr. WONG's third date with Orlena LEE. " It's tough for most people to swallow," he laughs. "I wanted to see how Orlena would take it."
It turned out to be reel love.
A native Montrealer, Ms. LEE made a career- and lifestyle-altering move to Toronto in May, 2004, as a senior consultant at Environics Communications. Tired of blind dates "with no chemistry," she had admonished her mother, "I don't want any more of these matchmaking things with another Chinese guy. It never works out."
But her mother, Eliza LEE, was undeterred. On a visit to Hong Kong, she learned from an aunt that a friend, Pun Kit Chik WONG, was seeking "a nice Chinese girl" for her son living in Toronto. An eligible, cosmopolitan Mr. WONG soon received a photo of Ms. LEE at her 1998 graduation. His initial reaction: "What am I going to do with a girl who looks so proper?"
Luckily, a few weeks later, Mr. WONG reconsidered and risked a call. "I thought, 'Everyone looks proper in a graduation photo, especially beside their mother.' "
In September, 2004, a leery but punctual Ms. LEE awaited a traffic-delayed Mr. WONG at the Bloor Street Diner. She scoured the area, frustrated because she had no idea what he looked like, just as he sprang from his car for their inauspicious lunch. "I did most of the talking," she recalls. "It's hard to make conversation with someone you don't know." Yet, later, when they strolled a University of Toronto book sale and chanced on a carillon concert at Soldiers' Tower, the resonant pealing of the bells fractured the ice.
"We started having fun and talked more," she recalls, and they discovered a shared passion for music. Ms. LEE had studied piano for 12 years and played competitively. Mr. WONG was trained in composition. "Derek loves the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and listens to classical Compact Disks in the car and at breakfast," she says. Their date drifted into Little Italy, used bookstores, and ended promisingly at the Drake Hotel, until he dropped her at home, saying he would call after a business trip. She then surmised he wasn't interested.
His surprise call two weeks later took them to the Royal Ontario Museum, where the architectural devotee studied the planned expansion on a free-admission Friday night. Mr. WONG's penchant for the design genius of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe "was one of the reasons I moved to Toronto," he jokes. "He designed the building I work in, the Toronto-Dominion Centre," says Mr. WONG, a mechanical engineer who works as a senior manager for a global accounting firm.
By the fourth date, they were serious.
"My mom said, 'Calm down, it may be over in a month. There are others in Toronto,' Ms. LEE says. But, she recalls, "it was like a fairy tale. At his Christmas office party, we went on the dance floor and had such a good time that I knew I couldn't live without Derek and had to dance with him the rest of my life."
Mr. WONG, 36, says the two share the same sensibility. "We are both neither Asian nor Western," he says. "It is not every day that you find someone at the same place in the social spectrum. We are both into books, the arts, and have a lot of fun together."
It was Valentine's Day, 2005, when Ms. LEE broached the subject of marriage, and at first blush the instant simplicity of City Hall appealed to the couple. However, by the time Mr. WONG showed up at her office wearing his best suit, bouquet in hand, and motioned toward Queen and Bay, she had already deferred to convention. "I had called my mom [and] said Derek was on the way and I was going to get married," she recalls. "She cried and said, 'We haven't even met him yet or his parents or his family.' " So he met her parents at Easter, and after a laudatory speech to them, he presented Ms. LEE with an engagement ring.
The urban couple eschewed the extremes of a stereotypical Chinese wedding -- "a restaurant with red and gold and 500 people we didn't know," Ms. LEE says -- and minimalist destination nuptials, opting instead for intimacy and individualism. At the Granite Club on August 9, about 100 guests, mostly international, perused captioned photos depicting the couple's life journey. Strains of a classical quartet echoed as officiant Allan C. LANE wed the couple. A traditional Chinese ceremony followed.
During dinner, flamenco dancers launched a Latin theme that continued throughout the evening. At the end of the night, guests were given copies of a Compact Disk titled, in Chinese, Double Happiness, containing a composition written by Mr. WONG with piano selections played by Ms. LEE.
Ms. LEE, 29, says marrying Mr. WONG was, fittingly, a family affair. "He and my mom chat regularly on the phone, and she calls him about her day. I love his parents. We go out together every weekend."

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LEE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-09-27 published
LEE, John and Anne - Happy 60th Anniversary September 25, 1943-2003 Love and Best Wishes From Don and Shirley, Dennis and May and Gary, your grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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LEEPER m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
LEEPER / WEBSTER -- Forthcoming Marriage
Mrs. Candace LEEPER and Mrs. Val WEBSTER (England) are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Lyndsey and Martin, on June 10, 2006.

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LEEPER m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-01 published
LEEPER / WEBSTER -- Forthcoming Marriage
Mrs. Candace LEEPER and Mrs. Val WEBSTER (England) are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Lyndsey and Martin, on June 10, 2006.

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LEESON m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-11 published
LEESON, Wayne and Elaine (McDIARMID) - 50th Wedding Anniversary
June 18th, 2005
Open House
2-4 p.m. at Brunner Community Centre
Thamesville, Ontario.
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LEESTI m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-08-27 published
LEESTI / BUTTS Enn and Sandra LEESTI are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Sara Ellen LEESTI to Peter Edward BUTTS, son of Kathleen and Frank BUTTS. The marriage took place on Saturday August 23, 2003 at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse in Toronto.

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LEFOR m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-30 published
LEFOR / LEVAC -- Forthcoming Marriage
We are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of Marie LEFOR and Al LEVAC. Love and best wishes from your parents, Ellen and Gary DEACTIS, Nick LEFOR and Mary Lou BLAKNEY and Norma and Giles LEVAC.

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LÉGER m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-05-02 published
Happy 50th Anniversary, Rita and Edgar LÉGER
May 2, 1953-2003.
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LEGG m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
VAN KEMENADE / LEGG -- Wedding Announcement
Lee VAN KEMENADE and Adam LEGG were united in marriage November 19, 2005 at the New St. James Presbyterian Church, London. A reception at the Great Hall, U.W.O. followed. Lea is the daughter of Kara VAN KEMENADE, Belmont and Roy VAN KEMENADE, Nilestown and Adam is the son of Mae and Peter LEGG, Aylmer. Lea and Adam would like to thank all of their family and Friends who made their wedding day everything they wanted it to be.

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LEHMAN m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
LEHMAN, John and Cara - 1st Anniversary June 9, 2008

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LEHOUILLIER m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-12 published
FARQUHAR / LEHOUILLIER
Mr and Mrs. Ronald FARQUHAR of Gladstone, On. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kerri L. FARQUHAR and Steven T. LEHOUILLIER. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard LEHOUILLIER of Dorchester, Ontario
A summer wedding is planned.

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LEIBRANDT m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-05-16 published
50th Wedding Anniversary!! Karl and Hannelore LEIBRANDT May 16, 2003 Congratulations and Much Love to you both from Christine, Irene, Perry, Ryan, Kate, Matthew and Eric.

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LEIGH m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-05-24 published
Happy 25th Anniversary Mom and Dad Pete and Elaine LEIGH May 26, 1978 Here's to 25 more!!! Love and Hugs: Sandi, Sean, John, Grandma, Vikki, Bob, Jacki, C.J., Mandy, Blacky, Casey, Mischief and Chaos

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LEINWEBER m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-05-17 published
Congratulations! TAILOR/TAYLOR / BLUM
David and Gail TAILOR/TAYLOR of London are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Sherri to Lars BLUM son of Karl and Helga BLUM of Cargill and Eva BLUM and Jurgen LEINWEBER of Toronto.
The wedding will take place on June 14, 2003 in London Ontario

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LEISKA m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-12-20 published
LEISKA, Earl and Gloria - Happy 50th Anniversary
December 24, 1953 - 2003
Love from the family.

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LEISKA m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-10 published
LEISKA, Darlene and Earl - Happy 25th Anniversary
September 13, 1980-2005
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-11 published
LEITH / BAILEY -- Marriage Announcement
Doug and Carol LEITH of Priceville and Barry BAILEY of Badjeros & Darlene PHILLIPS of British Columbia would like to announce the marriage of their children Erin LEITH and Andrew BAILEY on Friday, January 20, 2006 in Guanacasta, Costa Rica.
The happy couple will reside in Badjeros, Ontario.
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-11 published
LEITH / BAILEY -- Marriage Announcement
Doug and Carol LEITH of Priceville and Barry BAILEY of Badjeros & Darlene PHILLIPS of British Columbia would like to announce the marriage of their children Erin LEITH and Andrew BAILEY on Friday, January 20, 2006 in Guanacasta, Costa Rica.
The happy couple will reside in Badjeros, Ontario.
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-08 published
LEITH / BAILEY -- Marriage Announcement
Doug and Carolyn LEITH and Barry BAILEY and Darlene PHILLIPS would like to announce the marriage of their children Erin Rebecca LEITH to Andrew William BAILEY.
The ceremony took place in Costa Rica on Friday January 20, 2006.
The happy couple now reside in Badjeros.
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-15 published
ARMSTRONG / LEITH -- Forthcoming Marriage
Chuck and Carol ARMSTRONG are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Janna June to Leonard Edward Gordon, son of Steve and Dianne LEITH.
The couple will be married at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 27, 2006 at Westmount Presbyterian Church in London. A reception will follow at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn.
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-01 published
LEITH / REDDICK
Stag and Doe for Joy LEITH and Doug REDDICK Saturday March 4, 2006 Durham Community Centre 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Age of Majority required
DJ Scott BETTS
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-10-04 published
TUPLING / LEITH -- Engagement
Lois TUPLING and The Late "Deb" TUPLING of Honeywood, Ontario arc pleased to announce the engagement of their youngest son Michael TUPLING to Shannon LEITH, daughter of Doug and Carolyn LEITH of Priceville, Ontario
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-29 published
LEITH / REDDICK -- Wedding Announcement
Marcia Joy LEITH and Douglas Wayne REDDICK were married July 8, 2006 at Amos Presbyterian Church, Dromore, Ontario
Joy is the daughter of Dianne and Steve LEITH and granddaughter of Harvey LEITH and the late Doris LEITH and Lucy WATSON
Doug is the son of Marie and Wayne REDDICK and grand_son of Alice CARTER and Maggie ZACHER.
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-04 published
LEITH / MUKHIDA -- Forthcoming Marriage
Steve and Dianne LEITH are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Christopher LEITH to Maya MUKHIDA, daughter of Maria and Badru MUKHIDA of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The couple will be married on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at the Aerie Resort in Victoria, British Columbia.
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-15 published
LEITH, Shannon - Miscellaneous Shower
There will be a miscellaneous shower for Shannon LEITH, bride-to-be of Michael TUPLING on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the Honeywood Arena. Please accept this as your invitation.
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-22 published
LEITH, Shannon - Miscellaneous Shower
There will be a miscellaneous shower for Shannon LEITH, bride-to-be of Michael TUPLING on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the Honeywood Arena. Please accept this as your invitation.
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-29 published
TUPLING / LEITH -- Buck and Doe
Michael TUPLING and Shannon LEITH
Friday, September 7, 2007
Honeywood Arena
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
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LEITH m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-05 published
TUPLING / LEITH -- Buck and Doe
Michael TUPLING and Shannon LEITH
Friday, September 7, 2007 Honeywood Arena 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
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LEKX m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-06-15 published
50th Wedding Anniversary
By Bob STEEL, Page 16
June 4, 2005, Saturday, was an eventful day for Mr. and Mrs. C and C CATCHER, the day chosen for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Christopher Robert CATCHER and Sara Clazien (LEKX) wedding in Trinity Anglican Church, Durham by the Rev. Reginald JACKSON. The matron of honour was Mrs. Patricia JAMES (Christopher's oldest sister) and the best man was David CATCHER (the brother of Chris.) The reception was at the LEKX family farm near Durham. The actual wedding was March 5, 1955.
At their home located on the corner of the Old Durham Road and Grey Road 14, the celebration ran from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with up to 180 people attending.
Part of the day was a renewal of the wedding vows conducted by the Rev. Anne MILLS, very recently the minister for Christ Church Markdale (Anglican). All present took part in the ceremony. Clazien's brother, William (the LEKX family Is from Holland) sang a solo and the LEKX family sang the hymns.
For their honeymoon, Chris and Clazien drove to French River to stay on a farm of Christopher's parents where he built his first house and became a farmer.
One day on the way to Sudbury their first child was born in the car! They stopped at Burwash to get a doctor. This was the evening of December 22, 1955. The baby was Isobel Patricia.
In the fall of 1956 they came back to the Durham/Priceville area. Chris sold for Watkins Products patent medicines, animal minerals, etc.
Their home was the current one which Chris purchased in 1960. Children were Isobel, Tonia, Mary and Thomas. Christopher John was the fifth in 1962. The family have lived there for 45 years come this August.
They have always been churchgoers. At the present time they attend Christ Church Markdale, Anglican. Both have helped in the church. Clazien is president of the Anglican Church Women. Soon their garden flowers are provided for the altar. Chris is a volunteer at Rockwood Terrace, a seniors' home in Durham. Both Clazien and Chris work in their garden and around the house.
On June 5, the weather was sunny and warm. First visitors were Doctor and Mrs. CHAN at 9 a.m. From 10 a.m. it was visitors.
Chris has worn the Scottish kilt and sporran so his piper Friends came and played the pipes from 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. Kaelen MacNEILL, the 14-year old Highland dancer (who lives next door) performed for about one hour and then helped the CATCHERs. She goes to Grey Highlands High School. There was a large tent for food and shelter. There were flowers and guests everywhere. The food was delicious.
There were innumerable automobiles. Visitors came locally and from Milton, Orangeville, Fergus, Stratford, Guelph, Paisley, Wiarton, Owen Sound, London, Gananoque, Kanata, Toronto and Richmond Hill. There were four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The CATCHERs thank everyone who attended and made the event a lovely, unforgettable event.

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LELONEK m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-30 published
LEWIS / DEWAN
Jim and Susanne DEWAN are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Danielle to Mark LEWIS of Burlington, Ontario, son of Rick and Eileen LELONEK. Love and best wishes from both families.

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LEMON m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-12-13 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON / LEMON
We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to our wonderful wedding party and family for their hard work in hosting our successful buck and doe on November 25 in Markdale. Also special thanks to all who attended. The community support is overwhelming.
- Brittany and Herb.
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LEMON m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-12-20 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON / LEMON -- Forthcoming Marriage
Jim and Denise HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Brittany Charlotte to Herbert Samuel Alexander LEMON, son of Sam and Marilyn LEMON. The holiday ceremony uniting the couple will take place at the Durham Presbyterian Church on Saturday December 30, 2006.
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LEMON m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-01-11 published
Happy 25th Anniversary
John and Michelle LEMON
Join them in celebrating at an Open House January 18, 1: 30-4:00pm at Saint Martin's Church, Duchess and Cathcart. Best Wishes only

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LENARDUZZI m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-09-06 published
LENARDUZZI / McINTYRE
It gives Jan and Mike LENARDUZZI along with Jan McINTRYE great pleasure to announce the forthcoming wedding of their children Mandy and Scott.
The wedding will take place on September 13th in London.

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LENO m@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-07-12 published
FREETHY, Lloyd and Marie - 60th Wedding Anniversary
On June 24, 2006, our 60th Wedding Anniversary was celebrated at the Creemore Legion Hall. We would like to thank our family and June FLYNN for planning such a memorable evening filled with music and memories. Along with June, Alf LENO, Mary McCONNELL, Don WAGNER entertained our many guests. North of 50 provided music for the dance portion of the evening. The favorite numbers they shared were enjoyed by all. A special thank you to David ROZYCKI and his Barbershop quartet - a surprise we'll never forget. To the Creemore Legion members and the Ladies Auxiliary for all their helpful assistance. Finally to all our relatives and Friends who came from far and near to help make such a special evening. Thanks for the memories! Lloyd and Marie FREETHY
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LEO m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-10 published
LEO, Peter and Veronica - 50th Anniversary
Golden Duo 1955-2005
Celebrating 50 years of marriage September 17, 2005.
Special Mass Saturday, September 17th at 5 p.m.
Saint Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street.
Reception, Sunday September 18th from 2-4 p.m. Saint Mary's

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LEO m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
LEO, Pete and Veronica - 50th Anniversary
Pete and Veronica LEO would like to thank our son Peter G. Leo and our, niece Rita ROWLANDS and family, our daughter Marianne and our 2 grandchildren, our photographer Joan WOLFE, and Frank SOLDALTES for making our 50th Anniversary, Sunday September 18, 2005, the most blessed occasion. Thanks for all the beautiful flowers, gifts and wishes from you all. Thank you to Fr. Joe DABROWSKI, Fr. Henry CASSANO, Fr. Theo PINTO who blessed our marriage at the 5 p.m. Mass at Saint Marys Church, Saturday September 17, 2005. -- God Bless, We love you all.

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LEONARD m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-12 published
GILLIANS / LEONARD -- Forthcoming Marriage
Laura Lynne GILLIANS and Kirk Anthony LEONARD will exchange vows on September 13, 2008 in Bayfield

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LEPARD m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-20 published
LEPARD, Delbert and Erma - 50th Wedding Anniversary
A sincere thank you to all who came to help us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Thank you for gifts, card and best wishes. Special thanks to our family and Friends for all your hard work preparing such a lovely setting. It was a great party.
- Delbert and Erma
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LEPRISE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-09-20 published
MELTZ / LEPRISE -- Rita and Stephen ESTRIEN, Raymond and Maxine MELTZ are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Natalie MELTZ to Shawn Leprise, son of Ken and Jeannie LEPRISE and Debbie and Jim FITZGERALD.

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LERIKOS m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-06-28 published
Happy 1st Anniversary, Christos and Athanasia LERIKOS
Christos and Athanasia were married on June 30th, 2002. Parents, Pete and Antonia LERIKOS and Louis and Katerina THEOFILOS, along with all their brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews congratulate them with all their love.

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LESHNER m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-11 published
Gay marriage is legalized
Ontario appeal court rewrites law, says couples must be given licences
Activists are ecstatic, Ottawa faces tight deadline to decide on appeal
KLEIN rejects ruling, says he'll invoke notwithstanding clause in Alberta
By Kirk MAKIN Justice Reporter; With reports from Mark HUME in Kelowna, and Canadian Press Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - Page A1
The exclusion of gays from the institution of marriage is illogical, offensive and unjustifiable, the Ontario Court of Appeal said yesterday in a historic judgment that makes same-sex marriages legal for the first time in Canada.
The ruling took effect immediately in Ontario -- two gay men were married yesterday in a Toronto court -- increasing the pressure on the federal government to consider legislation on same-sex unions or go to the Supreme Court. A decision on the latter option must be made by June 30.
Alberta Premier Ralph KLEIN boosted the stakes further, saying his province is not about to recognize same-sex marriages as legal, and will invoke the notwithstanding clause of the Constitution to override any court ruling recognizing a right to such marriages.
"If there is any move to sanctify and legalize same-sex marriages, we will use the notwithstanding clause, period, end of story," Mr. KLEIN said at the Western Premiers Conference in Kelowna, B.C.
The Ontario court methodically dismantled every argument made before it in support of heterosexual-only marriages. It refused even to permit a grace period for Ontario to bring its laws into conformity with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Courts in British Columbia and Quebec have also struck down marriage laws, but gave the governments time to rewrite their legislation.
The Ontario judges said denying same-sex marriage is tantamount to declaring homosexuals a lesser order of being, helping to perpetuate an impression that gays and lesbians are incapable of forming loving relationships.
"A purpose that demeans the dignity of same-sex couples is contrary to the values of a free and democratic society and cannot be pressing and substantial," said Chief Justice Roy McMURTRY, Mr. Justice James MacPHERSON and Madam Justice Eileen GILLESE.
"Same-sex couples are capable of forming long, lasting, loving and intimate relationships. A law that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying does not accord with the needs, capacities and circumstances of same-sex couples."
The judges ordered Toronto's city clerk and the provincial registrar-general to issue and accept marriage licences for two couples married under the Christian tradition of publication of banns in 2001 -- Joe VARNELL and Kevin BOURASSA; and Elaine and Anne VAUTOUR -- making them the first gay marriages in the country.
Henceforth, the court ordered the definition of marriage in Ontario to be "the voluntary union for life of two persons to the exclusion of all others."
The ruling was the culmination of decades of strategic prodding by gay couples, associations and legal activists. All were ecstatic yesterday over the strength of the Ontario ruling.
"This is why people come to Canada," said Michael LESHNER, who married his partner, Michael STARK, within hours of the ruling. "They marvel at our values. We have sent an unmistakable message that love can conquer all."
"It's a momentous day," said Kyle RAE, a gay Toronto city councillor. "It is a great day for equality in Canada."
A lawyer for the couples, Martha McCARTHY, predicted many more marriages in the days ahead, while the federal government ponders a possible appeal. "The more marriages we get, the more inevitable this is," she said in an interview. "The time to be right is ripe, as Martin Luther KING would say."
Courts in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec have now overturned marriage laws. But the rulings in British Columbia and Quebec did not take effect immediately because they allowed governments until mid-2004 to redraft the laws.
A final clash is now possible before a Supreme Court of Canada bench that has steadily established a reputation for defending gay rights. The federal government has only until June 30 to decide whether to appeal the British Columbia ruling. The Liberal government is also expecting a report this week from a parliamentary committee examining same-sex marriage.
Prime Minister Jean CHRÉTIEN said yesterday Justice Minister Martin CAUCHON is looking at the judgment along with the other rulings, and said it is too early to know whether it will be appealed.
Mr. CAUCHON said Ottawa recognizes it must move quickly toward a "national solution" to the same-sex debate.
"We see the direction that the courts are taking now," Mr. CAUCHON said after a cabinet meeting. "I'm asking for a little bit of time to look at the decision and to come back with a statement."
The Ontario Court of Appeal was not in a mood for patience, and it was not willing to run the risk that provincial legislators would devise wording to circumvent their ruling.
"A temporary suspension allows a state of affairs that has been found to violate standards embodied in the Charter to persist for a time despite the violation," the court said.
It also pointed out that were it simply to render the entire law invalid, gay people would be vulnerable to the wrath of heterosexuals who found themselves temporarily denied the benefits of marriage.
The decision rested on the constitutional right to equality and emphasized the "dignity" of individuals.
Launched by eight same-sex couples, the litigation had targeted a common-law definition of marriage as a union between "one man and one woman." The couples won their challenge in Ontario's Divisional Court, but it, too, suspended its ruling for two years.
Yesterday, the Court of Appeal specifically rejected arguments that procreation is an integral pillar of marriage.
"Same-sex couples can choose to have children through adoption, surrogacy and donor insemination," the judges reasoned. "Importantly, procreation and child-rearing are not the only purposes of marriage, or the only reason why couples choose to marry. The opposite-sex requirement in marriage is not rationally connected to the encouragement of procreation and child-rearing."
They said government lawyers offered mere speculation instead of proof to show why the exclusion of same-sex marriages was a valid social objective -- and that the definition of marriage was far from a minimal infringement.
What Canadian think about gay issues
The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled yesterday that the right to marry should be extended to same-sex couples.
Recent surveys have produced the following results:
Do you support or oppose gay marriage?
Support Oppose
Males (18-34) 61.2% 33.9%
Females (18-34) 69.2% 22.2%
If the Supreme Court of Canada said that the federal government had to give gays and lesbians the right to be married, do you think that the government should or should not use its power to overrule the court's decision?
Should Should not
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees equal rights for women and ethnic and religious minorities and other groups. In your opinion, should the Charter also guarantee rights for gays and lesbians?
Yes No
Note: Graphic does not include respondents who did not know or who refused to answer.
source: Centre For Research And Information On Canada

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LESHNER m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-11 published
Same-sex married couples rejoice
Ruling recognizes union of couples married in 2001; others rush to wed
By Estanislao OZIEWICZ Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - Page A4
Toronto -- For Kevin BOURASSA, 45, and Joe VARNELL, 33, becoming Canada's first same-sex married couple is bittersweet, even as advocates call their union a world first.
"Gee, I wish my mom could have seen this," Mr. VARNELL said. "Because of what the court did in Ontario today no mother will ever again not be able to dance at her son's wedding. That's a wonderful thing."
With his "lawfully wedded husband" at his side, Mr. VARNELL said they planned to celebrate by going home, popping a bottle of champagne and cuddling with their cat.
"If you forgive me, I never want to see any of you in my living room again," he said.
The pioneering couple, who were wed on January 14, 2001, and other same-sex couples seeking to be married in civil ceremonies were speaking at a news conference after a historic Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that they have a constitutional right to marriage.
"Canada gets the gold medal for same-sex marriage around the world," said Trent MORRIS, lawyer for the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto.
"I would like to congratulate them for being the first same-sex couple married not only in Canada but, as Mr. MORRIS indicated, the first same-sex couple in the world," said Cynthia PETERSON, lawyer for Equality for Gays And Lesbians Everywhere, a national advocacy organization for gays and lesbians.
The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize marriage for gays and lesbians on April 1, 2001. This year, Belgium became the second country to open marriage to same-sex couples. Unlike its northern neighbour, Belgium did not allow such couples to adopt children.
Mr. VARNELL, an e-commerce consultant, and Mr. BOURASSA, a former bank manager who is now a full-time advocate for marriage equality, were wed at the Metropolitan Community Church before the Dutch law was changed, using an ancient -- and legally valid -- Christian tradition of publication of banns, which amount to a notice of intent to marry. This allowed them to avoid having to get a marriage licence issued by the city.
The hitch, however, has been that whether a marriage in Ontario is preceded by civil licence or by banns, it has to be registered by the province's registrar-general.
Yesterday's court ruling not only ordered the City of Toronto to issue licences to same-sex couples but also told the province to register same-sex marriages. The city complied immediately, and by late yesterday morning had issued licences to several couples, including Ontario Crown attorney Michael LESHNER, 55, who a few hours later married his partner of two decades, Michael STARK, 45, in front of Mr. Justice John HAMILTON of the Ontario Superior Court.
"This is first and foremost a Canadian love story," said Mr. LESHNER, who has been a thorn in the side of the Ontario government for years.
"This is why people come to Canada, because they marvel at our values, and we've sent an unmistakable message that love can conquer all, the love of two good men can defeat everything.... It [homophobia] is dead legally as of today."
The joy and optimism of homosexual groups was tempered by the Ontario government's reluctance to embrace the ruling immediately without reservation.
Attorney-General Norman STERLING told the legislature that he was waiting to hear whether the federal government would appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. Although municipalities and provinces administer marriages, the federal government is responsible for defining marriage.
"We will, of course, follow what the court says in the decision and follow that to the letter of the law," Mr. STERLING said.
Among those celebrating yesterday were Joyce BARNETT and Alison KEMPER, who also picked up their marriage licences at Toronto City Hall and will marry in July, 2004. The women, both of whom are ordained in the Anglican Church, have been together since Their two children were delighted. "I knew that nobody could say I didn't have a family," said Robbie, 11, who was born to Ms. KEMPER. " Canada has finally figured out it's unfair to deny this to anybody."
His sister Hannah, 17, said she has grown up to find that she is heterosexual. She said she is indebted to her parents for bringing her up "where it's okay to be what you want to be."
The court ruling did not sit well with some religious organizations, including the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada president Bruce CELEMENGER said the court has fundamentally redefined marriage.
"It is not an appropriate use of the Charter to redefine pre-existing social, cultural and religious institutions," he said.

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LESHNER m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-06-11 published
Gay couple married after ruling
Couple celebrates end of 20-year fight
Judges rewrite definition of marriage
Tracey TYLER and Tracy HUFFMAN Staff Reporters
Two gay men said "I do" yesterday, after Ontario's highest court said "they can."
Crown Attorney Michael LESHNER and his long-time partner Michael STARK were married by Mr. Justice John HAMILTON in a hastily arranged ceremony in the jury waiting room of a Toronto courthouse, as a crowd that included everyone from judges to janitors looked on.
Just hours before, the Ontario Court of Appeal rewrote the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, saying denying gays and lesbians the ability to marry offends their dignity, discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation and violates their equality rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A unanimous three-judge panel, made up of Chief Justice Roy McMURTRY and justices James MacPHERSON and Eileen GILLESE, then took the issue further than any other court in the world.
Gay and lesbian marriage became legal in Ontario, effective immediately.
"Michael LESHNER, will you please repeat after me," said HAMILTON, as he began the short, civil ceremony. "I do solemnly declare that I do not know of any lawful impediment why I may not be joined in matrimony to Michael Clifford STARK."
Both men repeated the declaration before pledging their vows.
"I Michael, take you Michael, to be my lawful wedded spouse," said LESHNER. "To have and to hold, from this day forward, whatever circumstances or experiences life may hold for us."
HAMILTON, an Ontario Superior Court judge, asked both men to place rings on each other's fingers, then made it official.
"By the power vested in me by the Marriage Act, I pronounce you Michael, and you Michael -- affectionately known as 'the Michaels' -- to be lawfully wedded spouses."
"You are now married," said HAMILTON, who later said it was "an honour" to perform the ceremony.
LESHNER, 55, and STARK, 45, kissed and popped champagne.
Speaking to reporters, LESHNER said he regards the court's judgment as, "Day One for millions of gays and lesbians around the world" and the culmination of a personal 20-year battle to end "legally sanctioned homophobia."
"I wanted to put a stake through that sucker," he said.
His 90-year-old mother, Ethel, who beamed and sang in her wheelchair, drew her satisfaction on a smaller scale.
"I feel wonderful, if he does. And I'm sure he does -- take a look at his face," she said.
"I can't 'rah, rah, rah.' I'm not the type of person to do that," she said. "I'm just happy my son is happy -- I know he's getting a nice guy."
While LESHNER and STARK are believed to be the first gay couple to wed after same-sex marriage became legal yesterday, they may not be the first gay Ontario couple to be legally married. That distinction appears to fall to two same-sex couples who were married in a double ceremony at Toronto's Metropolitan Community Church in January, 2001.
The appeal court ordered the province to register marriage certificates issued to those couples, Kevin BOURASSA and Joe VARNELL and Elaine and Anne VAUTOUR. The judges also ordered the clerk of the City of Toronto to issue marriage licences to LESHNER and STARK and six other couples whose licence applications were held in abeyance pending a ruling by the courts. The province and the city told the judges during a hearing in April that they would abide by whatever the appeal court decided.
Less clear is where the federal government stands.
Justice Minister Martin CAUCHON told reporters yesterday he believes Members of Parliament should have a say in the debate about same-sex marriage, but the government also sees where courts across the country are heading on the issue.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal and a Quebec Superior Court judge have also ruled the common law definition of marriage violates the Charter's equality provisions, but didn't go as far as Ontario in immediately extending marriage to same-sex couples, preferring instead to give Parliament until July, 2004 to change the law.
The Ontario Court of Appeal said there's no need to wait: Changing the definition of marriage, effective immediately, won't create any public harm.
Federal justice department spokesperson Dorette POLLARD said the government has until September 9 to decide whether to seek leave to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.
In the meantime, the government does not have the option of seeking a court injunction to stop same-sex marriages from taking place, she said.
If a further appeal to the Supreme Court is in the cards, it could return to the Court of Appeal to ask for a stay of yesterday's ruling, effectively putting it in suspension, POLLARD said.
She was unable to say how that would affect same-sex marriages that have already taken place.
Opponents of same-sex marriage, however, had no difficulty expressing an opinion on yesterday's decision.
By reformulating the definition of marriage, the appeal court ignored "centuries of precedent" and rendered "ordinary Canadians' views irrelevant," said Derek ROGUSKY, a vice-president of Focus on the Family, whose interests were represented by The Association for Marriage and the Family in Ontario, an intervenor in the case.
In its decision yesterday, written not by one judge in particular but collectively as "the court," the appeal panel changed the definition of marriage from being "the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman," to "the voluntary union for life of two persons to the exclusion of all others."
A person's sense of dignity and self worth can only be enhanced by the recognition that society gives to marriage and denying people in same-sex relationships access to that most basic of institutions violates their dignity, the court said.
"The ability to marry, and to thereby participate in this fundamental societal institution, is something that most Canadians take for granted. Same-sex couples do not; they are denied access to this institution simply on the basis of their sexual orientation."
Preventing same-sex couples from marrying perpetuates the view that they are not capable of forming loving and lasting relationships and not worthy of the same respect and recognition as heterosexual couples, the court added.
It was ruling on an appeal from an Ontario Divisional Court decision last year. The Divisional Court said the common law definition of marriage as an exclusively heterosexual union was unconstitutional, but decided 2-1 to leave it up to Parliament to rewrite the law by July, 2004.
The dissenting judge in that case, Mr. Justice Harry LAFORME, who would have changed the definition immediately, attended yesterday's ceremony.
In its 60-page decision yesterday, the judges systematically disposed of Ottawa's arguments for preserving marriage as a heterosexual domain, saying they were filled with irrelevancies, stereotypes and "circular reasoning."
The government argued that marriage has always been understood as a special kind of monogamous institution that brings the sexes together for the purposes of procreating, raising children and companionship.
That isn't something that lawmakers dreamed up; it predates the law, the government said.
Who invented the concept of marriage doesn't matter, the court said; What does is how gays and lesbians fare under a legal regime that excludes them from the institution.
The government was avoiding the main issue by arguing that marriage "just is" heterosexual and benefits society as a whole, the court said.
"The couples are not seeking to abolish the institution of marriage," wrote the judges. "They are seeking access to it."
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