The federal government appealed. Following the court decision on December 9, Albertan Premier Klein suggested that a national referendum be held on same-sex marriage, a measure Prime Minister Martin rejected.
Photo: Grant Neufeld. Government of Canada. The Alberta Government also considered continuing to issue marriage licences to opposite-sex couples only in court, on the grounds that the Federal Government's legislation encroached on the Provincial Government's jurisdiction over the solemnization of marriage.
Controversially, over 30 members of the House did not attend the vote, the majority of whom were Liberals who had voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas. Recognition of foreign marriage for parental rights Same sex couples can live together, but no legal obligation for them Offer "partnership certificates", which provide some tools such as hospital visitation rights but do not offer any legal recognition Limited to spouses of foreign diplomatic officials.
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After the enactment of the Civil Marriage ActCIC adopted an interim immigration policy which did not recognize same-sex marriages which took place outside Canada. October 24, May Archived from the original on April 11,
In April , Health Minister Ron Liepert said the Province would pay for almost 50 final genital reassignment surgeries before ceasing funding for the operations [R1. How far will the Alberta government go in its stated intention of using the notwithstanding clause to prevent same-sex marriage in the province?
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