This article was published more than 5 years ago. 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.
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Cookand Martha Craig Daughtrey heard oral arguments in all four cases. Retrieved July 10, James Obergefell, the named plaintiff in Obergefell who sought to put his name on his husband's Ohio death certificate as surviving spouse, said, "Today's ruling from the Supreme Court affirms what millions across the country already know to be true in our hearts: that our love is equal.
Baird Doe v. There was at least one active lawsuit in each of these 31 states that were banning same-sex marriages. Archived from the original on June 3,
Inafter the Attorney General of Canada suggested in a divorce case brought in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that non-residents of Canada did not have valid marriages if such marriages were not recognized by their home jurisdictions,  the Conservative government announced that they would fix this "legislative gap".
Angelina Chapin is the blog editor for Huffington Post Canada. On December 19,an Ontario court ruled that survivor benefits for Canadians whose same-sex partners died should be retroactive to Aprilthe date the Charter of Rights came into effect.
Limited to residency rights for foreign spouses of EU citizens. British Columbia A.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Same-sex marriage in Canada. In , that number grew to include almost half of the population and in , a Forum poll concluded that 70 per cent of Canadians support same-sex marriage. Canadians may also sponsor their same-sex common-law or civil union partners for family-class immigration , provided they meet various requirements, including proof of legitimacy, and cohabitation for at least one year.
Archived from the original on April 30, In a second Tweet, Wynne called the ruling "an important step" for the United States, and included a link to a video in which the Ontario premier talks about the day she married her partner, Jane Rounthwaite. Retrieved May 30,