Canada Same Sex Marriage

Dear America: Some Canadian Advice About Gay Marriage

Angelina Chapin | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Angelina Chapin

The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in America last week and the gay community is finally on a collective honeymoon. While many celebrated at Pride festivals and on social media, the critics have already emerged. Canadians can offer some guidance. After all, 10 years ago this month, we became the fourth nation on Earth to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. If the U.S. looks to our example, it could learn a lot from Canada's fight for gay rights.

At Least 15,723,715 Of You Are Celebrating Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada Business

Over half of Canada's population will spend Valentine's Day with a sweetheart this year, with more same-sex couples marking the day than ever before. ...

Census Possibly Counted Roommates As Married Gay Couples

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - An unexpectedly high number of same-sex marriages in places like the oilpatch left census-takers scratching their heads — until they realiz...

The Week That Was: A Presidential "Coming Out"

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Happy Mother's Day! Or as it may be, Happy Mothers Day! When Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to endorse gay marriage on Wednesday, his newly announced stance changed the gay-rights debate overnight -- and not just in the States. Many progressive Canadians expressed pride that same-sex marriage is already legal in Canada. But what does this mean for those who oppose same-sex marriage? Indeed, does it make you a bigot to hold the view of marriage that President Obama espoused until this week?

Gay Marriage? Yes. Fair Divorces? No.

Irwin Cotler | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Last week the federal government introduced C-32, the Civil Marriage of Non-Residents Act, prompted by the same-sex divorce case of a lesbian couple. While the proposal makes it even clearer that such couples are validly married and always were, it establishes different divorce procedures for same-sex couples in a way that is highly problematic.

Feds To Close Same Sex Marriage Loophole

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA _ The federal government is moving to close a legal loophole that could have undermined thousands of gay marriages around the world. The gov...

Harper Gov't Comes Out as (Surprise!) Global Leader in Gay Rights

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 03.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

It was never a Conservative campaign promise. But slowly, as events abroad have dictated, Canada has responded and grown bolder. What was at first thought to be an exception has become the norm: Canada's Conservative government is a forceful, credible advocate for international gay rights.

Feds Pledge To Change Law To Clear Up Gay Marriage Confusion

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A legal loophole that could have undermined thousands of same-sex marriages will be remedied to ensure gay couples from abroad who marry in ...

Government's Gay-Marriage Gaffe

Gavin Charles | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Gavin Charles

Canada has already recognized the legitimacy of same-sex marriage, in both the courtroom and the legislature. It's downright silly for Canada to refuse to divorce a couple it agreed to marry on the grounds that the marriage never really happened.

Same-Sex Carolina Couple In Limbo Over Gay Marriage Reversal

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Canada Day seemed a fitting time for Pam Spaulding to say her wedding vows.She had spent two years braving the public disapproval of her rel...

Justice Minister Vows To Clarify Gay Marriage Law

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal justice minister says he will look at clarifying the law to ensure gay couples from abroad who marry in Canada can also get divor...