Harry Albright discusses same-sex marriage in Canada
Same-sex marriage in Canada was legalised as a result of court cases in which provincial or territorial justices ruled existing bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Full legalisation occurred on 20 July 2005, although same-sex couples had been obtaining marriage licences before then. Provinces and territories, which have jurisdiction over marriage issues, had begun changing their laws as early as 2003 (Ontario), although marriages performed even earlier than that were deemed legal.
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