InStatistics Canada began collecting information about same-sex partnerships. Archived from the original on October 3, Madison County Probate Judge Tommy Ragland said his office in Huntsville stopped giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Wednesday but resumed handing them out a day later after the county attorney approved it.
Canada A. On December 9,the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the marriage of same-sex couples is constitutional, that the federal government has the sole authority to amend the definition of marriage, and the charter's protection of freedom of religion grants religious institutions the right to refuse to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples.
Archived from the original on July 1, On 19 Junethe Supreme Court of the Philippines heard oral arguments in a case seeking to legalise same-sex marriage in the Philippines. Child emperor Elagabalus referred to his chariot driver, a blond slave from Caria named Hieroclesas his husband.
January 14, Archived from the original on March 3, A same-sex marriage bill is pending in Parliament after the Green Liberal Party of Switzerland introduced a constitutional initiative to legalize same-sex marriage in Decemberin opposition to a Christian Democrat initiative banning same-sex marriage.
In anddecisions in the superior trial courts of Ontario and Quebec held that the restriction of marriage to opposite-sex couples was discriminatory and contrary to the equality clause of the Canadian Charter of Rights of Freedomswhile the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled oppositely.
Create Account. BBC News. On August 16,federal Justice Minister Irwin Cotler indicated that the federal government would no longer resist court cases to implement same-sex marriage in the provinces or territories.
Catholic News Agency. Canada appealed the decision, requesting that the decision take effect immediately instead of after a delay. September 17, Associated Press. However, prior to , a married couple same-sex or opposite-sex could file for divorce in Canada only if at least one spouse was then residing in Canada and had been for at least one full year when the divorce was filed.