The Progressive Conservative Premier of New BrunswickBernard Lordwho personally opposed same-sex marriage, pledged to follow a directive to provide for same-sex marriages from the courts or from Parliament. August 2, County reports five new outbreaks in skilled nursing facilities.
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The bill passed second reading on May 4 and third reading on June 28, with votes of andrespectively. He also indicated he would comply with a court ruling, even though he was personally opposed to same-sex marriage.
In and , decisions in the superior trial courts of Ontario and Quebec held that the restriction of marriage to opposite-sex couples was discriminatory and contrary to the equality clause of the Canadian Charter of Rights of Freedoms , while the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled oppositely.
On August 16, , federal Justice Minister Irwin Cotler indicated that the federal government would no longer resist court cases to implement same-sex marriage in the provinces or territories. The Premier of Alberta , Ralph 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.
Attorney Jose Luis Marquez, who helps same-sex couples file the injunctions, says the process ends up costing 10 times more than what heterosexual couples pay and takes four times longer. Scroll back to top of the page Back to top.
However, prior to , a married couple same-sex or opposite-sex could file for divorce in Canada only if at least one spouse was then residing in Canada and had been for at least one full year when the divorce was filed.