The first civil marriage license issued to a same-sex couple was to Michael Stark and Michael Leshnerwho had the usual waiting period waived and completed the formalities of marriage just hours after the court ruling, on June 10, Like most private members' bills, it did not progress past first reading, and was reintroduced in several subsequent Parliaments.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Quebec. November 21,
Is the opposite-sex requirement for marriage for civil purposes, as established by the common law and set out for Quebec in s. Certificate of marriage, issued June 11, The Ontario Human Rights Code includes sexual orientation, family status and marital status as protected characteristics against discrimination.
The Tenth Circuit affirmed the ruling in Bishop v. Santa Barbara Independent. Marriage accessible by amparo or by traveling out of state. May 31,
Legal guardianships nationwide, except Hong Kong and Macau , residency rights for foreign spouses of legal residents Hong Kong. Same-sex marriage in Canada was progressively introduced in several provinces by court decisions beginning in before being legally recognized nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act on July 20, It introduced the term "same-sex partner", while preserving the opposite-sex definition of "spouse".