Canada became the first nation to legalize same-sex marriage in 2005. Canada’s issue of same-sex marriage is a controversial one that has been debated for years 🇨🇦 ️ 1️⃣ 💑 .
Since then much has changed when it comes to same-sex marriage in Canada!! Over the past decade homosexuality and same-sex marriage have become accepted norms by society leading many couples to take advantage of the new law to get married 🆕 💑.
Despite the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada there are still many individuals and couples who are opposed to it 🇨🇦 💑. These opponents of same-sex marriage often cite religious beliefs and traditions as the basis for their argument. They believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman and therefore same-sex marriage is not acceptable 👩 ️ 💑 👨.
In order to refute this argument it is important to look at the history of same-sex marriage in Canada. Prior to 2005, same-sex couples were not allowed to marry in any province or territory in Canada 🇨🇦. This changed in 2005 when the federal government passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage through all the country ️ 💑.
While the decision by the federal government received much criticism there was also support . Supporters of same sex marriage highlighted the examples of countries who have legalized them, and also the increasing acceptance of the concept in Canadian society 🍁 💑.
As same-sex marriage became legal in Canada, there was a period of adjustment. Many religious and community organizations faced the challenge of deciding whether to recognize and participate in same-sex marriages .
Along with legal developments public opinion has also shifted . Since same-sex marriage became legalized a decade ago polls have revealed an uptick in support for this form of union ️ 💑. In 2017, the Angus Reid Institute found 70% of Canadians supported same-sex marriage.
The increasing support for same-sex marriage in Canada is reflected in the amount of same-sex marriages that have taken place over the last decade 🇨🇦 💑. According to Statistics Canada, there were 6,737 same-sex marriage ceremonies in 2017, up from 5,927 in 2016 💑 🆙. This shows that same-sex marriage is becoming more accepted in Canada and is growing in popularity 💑 🇨🇦.
Overall same-sex marriage in Canada has been a positive experience. It has resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriage through all the country and the recognition of same-sex couples by religious and community organizations. It contains also resulted in an increase in acceptance of same-sex couples in Canadian society 🍁.
Despite the progress that has been made there is still a long way to go. There are still many individuals and couples who are opposed to same-sex marriage and there is still discrimination against same-sex couples in some parts of Canada. However the progress made over the last decade shows that same-sex marriage is an important part of the fabric of Canadian society and is becoming more accepted every day 🍁 💑. . .
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