Thursday, July 21, 2005

Same Sex Marriage Bill Received Royal Assent

Bill C-38, the Canadian legislation that allows for same-sex marriage, received Royal Assent yesterday. Officially cited as the Civil Marriage Act, S.C. 2005, c. 33, this statute came into force on Royal Assent. Here is the version as passed by the House of Commons: Bill C-38 (PDF, 12 pages). Since there were no amendments by the Senate, the final version should largely look the same.

See also the Yahoo! News story from The Canadian Press, Same-sex marriage bill gets royal assent, becomes law across country .

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