Archived from the original on June 23, In JunePortugal became the eighth country to legalize same-sex marriage. In its hearings that began in Octoberthe Supreme Court of Canada accused the government of using the court for other goals when the government declined to appeal rulings that altered the definition of marriage in several provinces. This deprived their constituents of any representation. The Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada CIC acknowledges same-sex marriages contracted in Canada between immigration applicants and Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The new law, which was passed inreplaced a law permitting civil unions. Nova Scotia 's domestic partnerships offer similar benefits.
The tax-exempt status of churches has become the subject of intimidation and harassment.
InAlberta had amended its Marriage Act to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Instead it came in the Toronto Raptors' locker room. The younger generation is by far the demographic group with the highest level of acceptance of same-sex marriage.
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