VaughanON. WellandON. Peace RiverAB. In a perfect world, the two principles of equality and respecting the origins of the word 'marriage' would be met with registered domestic partnerships or civil unions for all couples. Randy White. We believe the Conservative amendments speak to the majority of Canadians who are in the middle on this issue. Hays is speaker of the Senate.
Marriage licences will generally be issued on the same day you apply for them.
Nipissing—TimiskamingON. He will still seek re-election as a Liberal MP, and remains a member of the Liberal caucus. Before the ruling, 36 states and the District of Columbia had legalized same-sex marriage.
Also noted that Parliament has no authority to establish any type of "civil union".