Many Liberal MPs indicated that they would oppose the government's position in favour of same-sex marriage at a free vote. Archived from the original on May 23, The Senate agreed to the motion by voice vote. One of the couples that brought suit in Nova Scotia acted so that their Ontario marriage would be recognized.
O'Brien, Raymond C. December 12, In their view, because male and female are both necessary for procreation, the privileges of marriage should be available only to opposite-sex couples.
Registered foreign marriages confer limited rights. Archived from the original on July 27, Israel 6. Conservative Alberta Premier Ralph Klein proposed putting the question to the public at large via a national referendum,  but his suggestion was rejected by all four party leaders.
The case was to be heard on May 27 but ended when the federal government legalized same-sex marriage.
A week later, the Pennsylvania Department of Health filed a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court to enjoin Hanes from issuing any more such licenses. John Steigerwald - - - -. National Assembly of Quebec. June 23,
B33 ] Badgett, M. Wolf " PDF. One can click on a state to see the pertinent laws for that state or can use a timeline slider to see laws in each state in a particular year by type, represented on a national map.