Same-sex marriage in Canada was progressively introduced in several provinces by court decisions beginning in 2003 before being legally recognized nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act on July 20, 2005. On June 10, 2003, the Court of Appeal for Ontario issued a decision immediately legalizing same-sex marriage in Ontario, thereby becoming the first province where it was legal. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Canada are some of the most advanced in the Americas and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity has been lawful in Canada since June 27, 1969, when the Criminal Law Amendment Act (also known as Bill C-150) came into force upon royal assent.Discrimination protections: Sexual orientation .
Jun 02, 2017 · In June of this year, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien announces legislation to make same-sex marriages legal, and permits churches and other religious groups to sanctify marriage as they define it. By July, Ottawa reveals the exact wording of legislation that would allow gay couples to marry. 20044.1/5(11). Jun 27, 2015 · Media caption The morning gay marriage came to the US. The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States. It .
Jul 20, 2005 · Canada legalized gay marriage Wednesday, becoming the world's fourth nation to grant full legal rights to same-sex couples. Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin signed the legislation Author: Stephen Smith.