The bill passed second reading on May 4 and third reading on June 28, with votes of and —, respectively. Although marriage is a federal law, the court only had jurisdiction to implement the ruling within Ontario. Brent Hawkes on January 14, Credits: This article was initially written by Rhonda Lauret Parkinson.
Download as PDF Printable version. He and his friend Graham Haig asked the courts to look at the Act and see if it could be changed. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Ontario.
July 8, Archived from the original on July 1, Complicating matters, Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper indicated that a Conservative government would work to restore the prohibition on same-sex marriage if Parliament voted to do so in a free vote.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He and his friend Graham Haig asked the courts to look at the Act and see if it could be changed.
It outlines how gay and lesbian rights have evolved in Canada over time, important court cases that motivated the legalization of same-sex marriage, and key tenets of the federal legislation that officially recognized same-sex marriage. In some states, the government promotes or actively participates in homophobic violence.
Another decision in B. CTV NewsNovember 29, Neither performed nor recognized in American Samoa or some tribal nations. The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada passed an initial motion in July to perform same-sex marriages in their churches.
Archived from the original on March 12, Follow us on Twitter globedebate Opens in a new window. In the same month that the Ontario court legalized equal marriage, the U. However, this decision stopped short of giving them the right to full legal marriage.
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