The last time a province invoked the "notwithstanding clause," the U.N. came in an kicked their collective ass. Wonder if Alberta's hankerin for a spankerin... | Same-sex marriage battle not over in Alberta

In an effort to give religious officials and marriage commissioners in Alberta the right to refuse same-sex marriage, the provincial government is considering invoking the notwithstanding clause.

In an interview with the Edmonton Sun, Alberta Justice Minister Ron Stevens said Tuesday his government is prepared to, "do what we feel is necessary in that regard to protect the marriage commissioners and their religious belief.''

"If in fact that does require the notwithstanding clause, it is our intention to use it, but we haven't made the decision on whether that's necessary yet.''

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