Common-law marriage. Main article: Same-sex marriage in the Northwest Territories. Retrieved October 13, As mentioned above, Canadian cohabiting same-sex couples are entitled to many of the same legal and financial benefits as married opposite-sex couples.
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Data sources The data in this analysis are from the Census of Population. Prime Minister Paul Martin later added a fourth in January . Policy Options. However, unlike the previous three court decisions, the Court of Appeal did not suspend its decision to allow Parliament to consider the issue.
If not, in what particular or particulars and to what extent? The government's decision was announced immediately following the court's answer in the Reference Re Same-Sex Marriage reference question. The court also ruled that two couples who had previously had a wedding ceremony in the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto using an ancient common-law procedure called the reading of the banns would be considered legally married.
Archived from the original on June 7, Main article: Same-sex marriage in British Columbia. July 8, In addition to response rates and other data quality information, the Guide to the Census of Population, , Catalogue no.
In May , members of the Conservative Party of Canada voted 1,— to change the party's political platform from defining marriage as "a union between one man and one woman" to a neutral stance. Controversially, over 30 members of the House did not attend the vote, the majority of whom were Liberals who had voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in