How many same sex marriages are in Canada?
72,880 sameAccording to the 2016 Census, there were 72,880 same‑sex couples in Canada in 2016, representing 0.9% of all couples. From 2006 to 2016, the number of same‑sex couples increased much more rapidly (+60.7%) than the number of opposite‑sex couples (+9.6%).
What is same sex marriage law?
The bill, HB 6595, would grant same-sex couples “[a]ll benefits and protections as are granted to spouses in a marriage,” including the ability to jointly adopt, inherit property, obtain tax benefits, and share insurance, health, and pension benefits.
Is same sex marriage legal in Ontario?
Same-sex marriage in Ontario has been legal since June 10, 2003. The first legal same-sex marriages performed in Ontario were of Kevin Bourassa to Joe Varnell, and Elaine Vautour to Anne Vautour, by Rev.