Canada becomes 4th nation to allow same-sex marriage
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
With a stroke of the pen, Canadian Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin signed into law Canada's controversial C-38 bill, which legalized same-sex marriage in the country. In doing so, Canada became the fourth nation in the world to grant full legal marriage rights to same-sex couples.
The signature came one day after Canada's Senate voted to adopt the bill Tuesday. The parliament's lower house voted to pass C-38 earlier this year. The law makes national same sex marriage rights that are already legalized in eight of the country's 10 provinces.
- Rob Gilles. "Canada 4th Nation to Legalize Gay Marriage" — , July 20, 2005
- "Same sex marriage bill gets royal assent" — , July 20, 2005
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