In spite of support by the laity and clergy, the motion did not pass because it was not supported by a full two-thirds of the bishops. July 21, From June date of the first same-sex marriages in Ontario to October12, same-sex marriages were contracted in Canada. Civil status is of provincial jurisdiction in Canada.
According to the Constitution of Canadathe definition of marriage is the exclusive responsibility of the federal government; this interpretation was upheld by a December 9,opinion of the Supreme Court of Canada Reference Re Same-Sex Marriage.
Macdonald statue. Not recognized in Caribbean overseas territoriesthough marriage-equivalent ordered for the Cayman Islands. Retrieved February 12, Justice Derek Green took only one day to decide to follow the precedents from the other provinces and Yukon and ordered that same-sex couples in Newfoundland and Labrador be issued marriage licences, thus making same-sex marriage legal in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Marginal note: Marriage of non-resident persons.
In Maythe House of Assembly amended the Marriage Act by replacing the words "husband and wife" with "spouses". Namespaces Article Talk. Retrieved Same-sex marriage in New Brunswick has been legal since July 4,when the province began issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples pursuant to a June 23 court ruling.
Shared beliefs. LGBT portal. John's, asked the Newfoundland Supreme Court of Appeals to allow him to appeal the ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.
LGBT portal. November 3, Many Liberal MPs indicated that they would oppose the government's position in favour of same-sex marriage at a free vote. Archived from the original on June 23, Military policy Intersex rights Transgender rights Age of consent reform.