The definitions of "marriage" and "spouse" are left untouched but the definition of "common-law relationship" is expanded to include same-sex couples. January 14, Together with the BC Civil Liberties Association, the store contends that Customs is discriminating against gay men and lesbians and violating the freedom of expression guaranteed under the Charter Of Rights And Freedoms.
Like most private members' bills, it did not progress past first reading, and was reintroduced in several subsequent Parliaments.
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Kingston Whig-StandardJuly 19, Male illegal Penalty: year prison sentence Rarely enforced. Women punished up to three years of imprisonment; where the offense has been committed under duress, the punishment is up to seven years detention. On 12 Aprilthe upper house of the French Parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage became legal in Ontario inand was already legalized in eight of ten provinces and one of three territories when, on July 20,Canada became the first country outside Europe and the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide after the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act.
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The new legislative and regulatory scheme sets out the rules concerning the sponsorship of same-sex partners. School officials acknowledge that Hall has the right to be gay, but said permitting the date would send a message that the Church supports his "homosexual lifestyle.
Retrieved July 22, The Washington Post. On July 3, Black Lives Matter - Toronto took the opportunity as the honoured group in the Pride Parade to halt the parade in an effort to address anti-blackness within an already marginalized community.