Same-sex couples by type of union married, common-law and sex, Census Same sex marriage statistis from the census based on province and Census Metropolitan Area CMA. Year Married Common-law number Note The decision of the Ontario government to recognize two marriages that took place in Toronto on January 14,retroactively makes Canada the first country in the world to have a government-legitimized same-sex marriage the Netherlands and Belgiumwhich legalized same-sex marriage before Canada, had their first in April and Junerespectively. Twelve per cent of married same-sex couples now have children, along with eight percent of common-law partners of the same-sex. Canada; Netherlands; Spain; Belgium: Motivation of potential users Lemmy Kilmister:
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InAlberta passed a law recognizing adult interdependent relationships. Please refer to the Dictionary, Census of Population,Catalogue no. Legislative Assembly of Ontario. On June 10,the Court of Appeal for Ontario issued a decision immediately legalizing same-sex marriage in Ontario, thereby becoming the first province where it was legal. Note of appreciation Canada owes the success of its statistical system to a long-standing partnership between Statistics Canada, the citizens of Canada, its businesses, governments and other institutions. Retrieved July 11, Instead, it would propose a draft Civil Marriage Act and refer it to the Supreme Court for an advisory opinion.
Mexico 1 Netherlands 2. 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. Those most opposed to same-sex marriage see our society as morally depraved. Until the passage of Bill Cthe previous definition of marriage remained binding in the four jurisdictions two provinces, two territories where courts had not yet ruled it unconstitutional, but void in the nine jurisdictions eight provinces, one territory where it had been successfully challenged before the courts. Do you have a goal in life?