Same-sex marriage in Canada was progressively introduced in several provinces by court decisions beginning in before being legally recognized nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act on July 20, On June 10, , the Court of Appeal for Ontario issued a decision immediately legalizing same-sex marriage in Ontario, thereby becoming the first province where it was legal. The introduction of a federal gender-neutral marriage definition made Canada the fourth country in the world, and the first country outside Europe , to legally recognize same-sex marriage throughout its borders. More than 3, same-sex couples had already married in those areas before the Civil Marriage Act was passed.
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The Ontario appeal court decision on JUN legalized same-sex marriages SSM in Ontario apparently generated a great deal of tourist business as Canadian and American gay and lesbian committed couples have come to Ontario to get married. Ironically, this happened when tourism was suffering in the Toronto area because of the SARS outbreak. That disease was successfully confined to a few Ontario hospitals, and never escaped into the community. The outbreak was successfully conquered. Canada is now SARS free. Although SSM became theoretically available across Canada on JUL, there are no guarantees that American insurance companies, hospitals, mortgage lenders, hotels, etc will recognize your marriage. Marriage for lesbian and gays is a four step process.
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Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- and an international marriage -- are a must. The Huffington Post's guide to international marriages will tell you everything you need to know to get legally married in Canada. Read on to ensure all of your paperwork is in order before booking your ticket. View the full set of laws and regulations regarding marriage in Canada.
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