Historical Evolution of Same-Sex Marriage in the Canadian Legal System

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Historical Evolution of Same-Sex Marriage in the Canadian Legal System
Arguably, Canada is a very progressive country and very in tune with the wants and needs of its people. Gay marriage is a modern topic and is incredibly relevant but heated in today’s world. Canada has been forthcoming in its ability to protect families and lifestyles through the law, and the issue of same-sex marriage is no different. According to Jessica Moore in her article “The Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage,” “The global view on gay marriage varies widely: Some European countries say they have experienced little societal change in the wake of equalizing marriage laws for all couples. In other countries, such as Canada, the topic is divisive enough that it has played...
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.....itizens. Hopefully, more countries will adhere to the foundations of the legal system, that is, providing protection and equality for all citizens. Only then will Canada’s example become worldwide, and protect the people of the world.
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(2005). “Canada Passes Bill to Legalize Gay Marriage.” The
New York Times. 29 June 2005. Retrieved on December 1 2010 from http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/29/world/americas/29iht-web.0629canada.html?_r=1.
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Moore, Jessica. (2005). “The Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage.” Online News Hour. 30 June 2005. Retrieved on December 1 2010 from http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/gay_marriage/unions.html.
“Reference re Same-Sex Marriage” (2004) 3 S.C.R. 79: 698.
T.A.R. v. L.J.W., SCC 37 (2006).