As mentioned above, Canadian cohabiting same-sex couples are entitled to many of the same legal and financial benefits as married opposite-sex couples. Retrieved July 14, Defeat of the bill in Parliament would have continued the status quo and probably incremental legalization, jurisdiction by jurisdiction, via court challenges.
Alberta Ministry of Justice.
That makes New Westminster the first Canadian diocese, or a geographical region under the authority of a bishop, to formally authorize such a blessing. By July, Ottawa reveals the exact wording of legislation that would allow gay couples to marry.
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