We missed it in all the Canadian hoopla over the same-sex marriage act. Last Thursday, a judge in New Brunswick ruled in favor of four same-sex couples. Marriage in that province is between two persons. That leaves only Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Prince Edward Island where same-sex marriage is not allowed.
Justice Judith Clendening did not cite the larger turmoil or the flood of rulings throughout Canada. She only referred to Newfoundland's decision favoring the marriages.
This may all be moot this week or next when Parliament codifies same-sex marriages. However, the Conservatives are painted into a very tight corner indeed.