January 14, Main article: Same-sex marriage in the Northwest Territories. Inafter the Attorney General of Canada suggested in a divorce case brought in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that non-residents of Canada did not have valid marriages if such marriages were not recognized by their home jurisdictions,  the Conservative government announced that they would fix this "legislative gap".
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American family found abusing 'Alaska loophole' kicked out of B. In Junea lesbian couple residing in British Columbia obtained a similar ruling. Limited to residency rights for foreign spouses of EU citizens. March 19, Retrieved July 22, Archived from the original on June 23, Both the provincial and federal governments had made it known that they would not oppose the court bid.
By Novemberthe debate had shifted and it was the supporters of same sex marriage that were arguing for a fall vote on the issue and the opponents who were lobbying for a delay. Three years later in M.
Since . Not gay men". However, there is no surviving record of any executions, and political figures were reluctant to enforce the law. After same-sex marriage became available on 20 Julythe census was the first to collect data on legally married same-sex couples.
Following the election , which was won by a Conservative minority government under new Prime Minister Stephen Harper , the House of Commons defeated a motion to reopen the matter by a vote of to on December 7, , effectively reaffirming the legislation.
February 25, Minimal recognition. Alberta Ministry of Justice. Look at the civil rights issue: Blacks supposedly have all the rights that whites do, but the Ku Klux Klan is still active in some areas of the country, and with a black president in office, hate groups have increased rather than decreased.