On December 12,New Democratic Party MP Bill Siksay introduced a motion in the House of Commons of Canada Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration calling on the CIC to immediately rescind the interim policy and "recognize legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples performed in jurisdictions outside Canada for purposes of immigration in exactly the same way as the legal marriages of heterosexual couples are recognized"; the committee voted to recommend that the government do this.
Retrieved April 4, Their initial divorce application had been denied based on the fact that the federal Divorce Act French : Loi sur le divorce defines spouse as "either of a man or a woman who are married to each other". Main article: Same-sex marriage in Manitoba.
LGBT portal. Until July 20,the federal government had not yet passed a law redefining marriage to conform to recent court decisions. 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.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Newfoundland and Labrador. February 20, The Progressive Conservative Premier of New BrunswickBernard Lordwho personally opposed same-sex marriage, pledged to follow a directive to provide for same-sex marriages from the courts or from Parliament.
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Same-sex marriage law in Canada. Slideshow continues on the next slide. Retrieved November 3, Most laws which affect couples are within provincial rather than federal jurisdiction.
On September 13, , a lesbian couple known as "M. Like most private members' bills, it did not progress past first reading, and was reintroduced in several subsequent Parliaments. June 29, NBC News.