Hide Caption 21 of 33 Photos: Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. The Senate agreed to the amendment. But the act, which would also restrict the definition of "marital status" to opposite-sex couples, doesn't pass first reading. On the same date, Minnesota voters voted against a constitutional prohibition of same-sex marriages. The Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet. Contrary to the logic of same-sex marriage, the gender of parents matters for the healthy development of children. Hide Caption 22 of 33 Photos: The bill passed second reading on May 4 and third reading on June 28, with votes of and , respectively.
For several months, House leaders had delayed the vote over concerns the bill might not have enough support. Supreme Court declined to decide the California challenge to Proposition 8, ruling on technical grounds that it did not have jurisdiction. They can be disciplined or lose any chance of tenure. Mark Dayton signs a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on May 14, Same-sex marriage in the Northwest Territories On May 20, , a gay male couple with a daughter brought suit in the Northwest Territories for the right to marry. Chad Biggs, left, and Chris Creech say their wedding vows at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, North Carolina, on October 10, , after a federal judge ruled that same-sex marriage can begin in the state. The court gives Ontario two years to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. I described my experiences in my book: On November 13, , Hawaii Gov. The case was to be heard on May 27 but ended when the Federal Government legalized same-sex marriage. No, these harsh rules about gay people come from an entirely different place. The Vermont legislation was a result of the state Supreme Court ruling in Baker v. If not, in what particular or particulars, and to what extent? March 19, The Quebec Court of Appeal rules that homosexuals have the right to marry, and that the traditional definition of marriage is discriminatory and unjustified. In the first trial, The Pink Triangle Press had also won an acquittal but upon appeal the Crown won a retrial. Neither the federal nor the provincial governments opposed the ruling. To begin with, Anglican clergy are not actually free to marry same-sex couples, should they wish to do so. It also reaffirms that religious leaders cannot be compelled to perform same-sex marriages. June 10, The Ontario Court of Appeal upholds a lower court ruling to legally allow same-sex marriages. Hide Caption 22 of 33 Photos: Not so the defendant. The law went into effect on Aug. May 20, Jason Perrino and Colin Snow, a same-sex couple from Yellowknife, sue the government of the Northwest Territories over the right to be married. The effect of that decision was to reinstate the federal district court decision overturning Proposition 8, thus allowing same sex marriage in California. The court also struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. The Alberta government does not use the notwithstanding clause despite pressure from conservative and religious groups.
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Canadian Same Sex Marriage Speech - Paul Martin
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