Included in our Act are prohibitions of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and discrimination on the grounds of religious freedom. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in employment, housing and public and private accommodations is banned nationwide. Same-sex rights". Some religions in fact wish to perform same-sex marriages and a change in the law would allow them to do so. This rainbow mosaic is painted on a brick wall in the gay quarter of Montreal and signifies gay pride.
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InAlberta had amended its Marriage Act to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. The Senate passed Bill C on third reading by a margin of 47 to 21 on July 19, December 9, The case was to be heard on May 27 but ended when the federal government legalized same-sex marriage. The Western tradition of marriage has always had many facets - contractual, spiritual and social:. I forgot my password. Following the electionwhich was won by a Conservative minority government under new Prime Minister Stephen Harperthe House of Commons defeated a motion to reopen the matter by a vote of to on December 7,effectively reaffirming the legislation.