Neighbours join forces for 'Uplift Kitchen'. December 11, The measure had to be approved a second time at the next General Synod in to come into force. Limited to residency rights for foreign spouses of EU citizens. Archived from the original on March 14, Before introducing it into Parliamentthe Federal Cabinet submitted the bill as a reference to the Supreme Court Reference Re Same-Sex Marriageasking the court to rule on whether limiting marriage to heterosexual couples was consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and if same-sex civil unions are an acceptable alternative.
Nova Scotia's domestic partnerships offer similar benefits. It ordered same-sex marriages read into that act, permitting the plaintiffs, a lesbian couple, to divorce. The officiant was Rev. All provinces and territories except Alberta, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories, would adopt this law by The bill then received a quick passage through the Senate and passed third and final reading on June 21, receiving royal assent on June Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America.
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Certificate of marriage, issued June 11, The court also ruled that two couples who had previously had a wedding ceremony in the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto using an ancient common-law procedure called the reading of the banns would be considered legally married.
Canada A. The Progressive Conservative Premier of New BrunswickBernard Lordwho personally opposed same-sex marriage, pledged to follow a directive to provide for same-sex marriages from the courts or from Parliament. December 9,
A June poll, conducted by Ekos, asked respondents if the debate on same-sex marriage should be reopened. The Office of the Registrar General apparently did not recognize the names as both being women and issued a marriage certificate. Archived from the original on April 11,