Same-sex marriage legal in Ontario. Sound Confusing?
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Ontario since the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in June, 2003, that excluding same-sex couples from the definition of marriage cannot be justified in a democratic society.
The legislature in Ontario has now done all the paper work, in a massive bill changing and adding same-sex definitions to some 77 Ontario laws. The changes were made with out much debate and was passed with a voice vote.
The changes were required due to the court decision of June 2003 and provide same-sex couples with all the rights and responsibilities currently addressed by law in Ontario.
BC and Quebec have already complied with court rulings in their respective provinces. Laws have been ammended over time to accord same-sexcouples marriage and common law rights.