They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. By tracing the processes that led each country to implement similar policies of relationship recognition, we illustrate the important role that international factors have played in fostering this policy convergence. Inthe Supreme Court of Canada ruled in M.
Senate after testimony against it from conservative politicians. The bill then received a quick passage through the Senate and passed third and final reading on June 21, receiving royal assent on June Indeed, the latter had been rejected by many activists as being too assimilationist and premised on bourgeoisie and patriarchal values.
Sign In. Although a landmark case in international law, this mild act of legal harmonization only had a minor effect on the legal status of gay and lesbian couples in the short term. Following the court decision on December 9, Albertan Premier Klein suggested that a national referendum be held on same-sex marriage, a measure Prime Minister Martin rejected.
Retrieved February 12, January 14, The Bishop of Calgary, Frederick Henrypolicy proposal for same sex marriage in Chatham-Kent a pastoral letter urged Catholics to fight against the legalization of same-sex marriage, calling homosexual behaviour "an evil act".
Although the method of agreement has been criticized for selecting on and failing to vary the dependent variable, we believe that it is appropriate for several reasons.
On September 13,a lesbian couple known as "M. July 13, The U.
Several authors have amended Bennett's list and added new convergence mechanisms. December 11, On December 6, , the government brought in a motion asking if the issue of same-sex marriage debate should be re-opened. The transnational normative pressure exerted by this growing policy community is mediated by domestic socio-political structures and processes.
Epistemic communities contribute to the cross-national diffusion of policy ideas by linking domestic and transnational arenas.