Archived from the original on 23 December One of the couples, Chris Vogel and Richard North, had legally sought the right to marry, in a high-profile case inbut had been denied. On June 17,Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien announced that the government would present a bill, which would allow same-sex couples equal rights to marry. Retrieved June 29, From June date of the first same-sex marriages in Ontario to October12, same-sex marriages were contracted in Canada. The introduction of a federal gender-neutral marriage definition made Canada the fourth country in the world, and the first country outside Europeto legally recognize same-sex marriage throughout its borders. He walked out of the chamber, choosing not to exercise the people of Warringah's representative vote on the historic bill.
In March, the Assembly passed the final bill in a 51—28 vote.
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Same-sex couples get their marriage licenses at the Oakland County Courthouse in Pontiac, Michigan, on March 22,a day after a federal judge overturned Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. As mentioned above, Canadian cohabiting same-sex couples are entitled to many of the same legal and financial benefits as married opposite-sex couples. Gay Marriage Good for Kids' Health". Archived from the original on 2 January Archived from the original PDF on 9 July Same-sex marriage in Ontario. He argued that same-sex marriage was not recognized even in many Western countries, which are considered much more liberal in social issues than China.