Canada A. The addition of a fourth question considerably delayed the opening of the court reference until well after the June general election, raising accusations of stalling. Afternoon session. Nova Scotia. Archived from the original on January 6, Northern Ireland.
Canada Department of Justice. Before the enactment of federal legislation recognizing same-sex marriage, therefore, the application of federal marriage law differed depending on the province or territory. In Halpern v. Latest Political Cartoon. On July 12,its general assembly did not approve the motion at its second reading.
The September vote was extremely divisive, however. Forum Research. On December 6,the government brought in a motion asking if the issue of same-sex marriage debate should be re-opened. Verified Purchase. A couple have tied the knot in the first same-sex marriage to take place in Northern Ireland.
The legal status of same-sex marriages in these jurisdictions created an unusual jurisdictional issue. The New York Times.
Ms McKee, 29, was shot on 18 April while observing rioting in Londonderry. Performed in the Netherlands proper, including the Caribbean Netherlands. Associated Press. In , two events altered the position of the federal Liberal government on the same-sex marriage issue:. Thereafter, many same-sex couples obtained marriage licences in those provinces; like opposite-sex couples, they did not need to be residents of any of those provinces to marry there.