This motion was defeated the next day in a vote of nays to yeas. However, some major religious groups spoke in favour of legalizing same-sex marriage. Take this thing on homosexuality. The province of Quebec also offers civil unions to same-sex couples.
Archived from the original on February 3, Intwo events altered the position of the federal Liberal government on the same-sex marriage issue:.
State of Mexico. Retrieved January 1, Barney Frank opposed the move because he thought its enactment impossible. Archived from the original on June 29, One of the couples that brought suit in Nova Scotia acted so that their Ontario marriage would be recognized. Kern ruled in Bishop v.
Registered foreign marriages confer limited rights. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Germany. Newfoundland and Labrador. Puerto Rico. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Saskatchewan. For these reasons, they maintained that consensual intimacy between adults should not be regulated and that marriage should be disestablished as a cultural institution.
Archived from the original PDF on September 21, I forgot my password. Before the enactment of federal legislation recognizing same-sex marriage, therefore, the application of federal marriage law differed depending on the province or territory. Instead, the Liberal government would introduce new legislation to change the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.