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Thursday, December 09, 2004

canadian government to rule on same sex marriage today

Same sex marriage is currently legal in 6 Canadian provinces including the one that I live in. The Federal government is currently seeking to make it legal across the country You can read the details here. To summarize, marital status falls under the jurisdiction of each individual Province but the definition of marriage is a Federal responsibility. The issue being decided upon today is changing the current definition from the "lawful union of one man and one woman" to the "lawful union of two persons to the exclusion of all others."

This change would make same sex union legal in all Provinces and Territories, whereby making Canada one of the first countries to acknowledge same sex marriage.

All specifics I have mentioned here are taken from the above link.

I'm proud to be Canadian and happy that I live in a country that is forward thinking.