Marriage comes to Quebec.
The court of appeal of Quebec upheld a lower court ruling that restricting marriage to nongay couples violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, effectively legalizing marriage for same-sex couples in the province. Quebec is the third, after Ontario and British Columbia, to afford full gay marriage rights. The nation's new prime minister, Paul Martin, has promised to introduce legislation that will legalize gay marriage nationwide.
Hendricks, 62, and LeBoeuf, 48, held a wedding ceremony in April to coincide with the third anniversary of the world's first same-sex civil marriage in the Netherlands.
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|Title Annotation:||Canada; court of appeal upholds ruling that prevention of same-sex marriage violates Canadian Charter of Rights|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 27, 2004|
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