Editor's Note: This post has been updated with additional information from the Rev. Keep it Clean. Comments Close comments menu. UUA International. In front of the couple's home, they burned a cross and threatened Johnson. For many years, marriage empowered husbands and suppressed wives, who would lose all of their property rights, earnings and custody of their own children to their "better half" when they put a ring on it.
Fourteen years after Canada legalized full marriage rights for same-sex couples, a new poll has found one in four Canadians still oppose the measure.
Retrieved April 29, The passing of Canada's first unified federal divorce law allowed divorce on the grounds of adultery, mental or physical cruelty, desertion, a spouse in jail or a separation period of three years spent living apart. Last week, the Green Street United Methodist Church announced its decision to stop performing heterosexual marriagesthe Winston-Salem Journal reports.
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