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The Premier of AlbertaRalph Klein, wanted to prevent same-sex marriages from being performed or recognized in Alberta, but eventually admitted that the province's chances of doing so were slim to none, and said Alberta would obey the legislation. 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.
Download as PDF Printable version. September 15, On September 13,the Ontario Court of Appeal declared the Divorce Act also unconstitutional for excluding same-sex marriages. Legal status of same-sex unions.
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. Archived from the original on 8 November Archived from the original on 2 November Main article: Members of the 39th Canadian Parliament and same-sex marriage.
Government of Canada. The court agreed with the lower court that the traditional definition of marriage was discriminatory and that same-sex marriage was legally permitted. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Ontario.