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Old 06-26-2015, 02:14 PM   #39 (permalink)
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And I'm talking about the US starting the process before Canada, which is why I said what said.
But why did it take so long to get it recognized on a federal level? Because of all the lobbying from religious groups and right wing politicians? Same-sex marriage here in Ontario was made legal in 2003 with Halpern v Canada AG, which was the first law made out of all the provinces. Two years later, the federal government passed the Civil Marriage Act which allowed same-sex couples to get legally married.

I feel like the US only legalized same-sex marriage just so they could be on the same page as other countries who did this 10 years ago. A 5-4 Supreme Court ruling is hardly a landslide victory like everyone on the Internet is making it out to be.
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