House Government Bill
38th Parliament, 1st Session
October 4, 2004 - November 29, 2005
Text of the Bill
An Act respecting certain aspects of legal capacity for marriage for civil purposes
Short Title
Civil Marriage Act
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2005-07-20)
Further Reading
Reading List
  • A country evenly divided on gay marriage. Parkin, Andrew. Policy options, 24:39-41, Oct. 2003
  • Bringing international human rights law home: an evaluation of Canada's family law treatment of polygamy. Kelly, Lisa M. University of Toronto Faculty of Law review, 65:1-38, Winter 2007
  • Coming out to Canada: the immigration of same-sex couples under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. LaViolette, Nicole. McGill law journal, 49:969-1003, Oct. 2004
  • Defining marriage, step one: EGALE v. Canada. Lloyd, Julie C.. Alberta law review, 39:963-76, Apr. 2002
  • Equality rights versus the right to marriage - toward the path of canadian compromise. Julius Grey. Policy options, 24:30-3, Oct. 2003
  • Five years after same-sex marriage bill, political effects still rippling. Korski, Tom. Hill Times, no. 1050:11, Aug. 9, 2010
  • From equality rights to same-sex marriage - Parliament and the courts in the age of the Charter. Hiebert, Janet L.. Policy options, 24:10-16, Oct. 2003
  • In search of more perfect heteroarchy: Vermont, civil unions and the harm of 'Separate-but-Equal'. Thomas, Susan L. Journal of homosexuality, 50:27-51, no. 1 2005
  • Incorporating common law into the Constitution of Canada: EGALE v. Canada and the status of marriage. Walters, Mark D. Osgoode Hall law journal, 41-75-113, Spring 2003
  • Judicial analysis frozen in time: EGALE Canada Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General). Pickel, Jo-Anne. Saskatchewan law review, 65:243-68, no. 1 2002
  • La nature des fictions juridiques au sein du nouveau mode de filiation unisexuée au Québec; un retour aux sources?. Savard, Anne-Marie. Les cahiers de droit, 47:377-405, juin 2006
  • Le conflit des modèles sexuels contemporains. Anatrella, Tony. Revue d'éthique et de théologie morale, no 215:29-74, déc. 2000
  • Le mariage homosexuel à la lumière des dispositifs d'alliance et de sexualité. Charton, Laurence. Bulletin d'histoire politique, 115:55-62, automne 2005
  • Marrying citizens! Raced subjects? Re-thinking the terrain of equal marriage discourse. Lenon, Suzanne J. Canadian journal of women and the law, 17:405-21, no. 2 2005
  • Moving toward same-sex marriage. Casswell, Donald G. Canadian bar review, 80:810-56, Oct. 2001
  • Partenariat civil et couples de même sexe : la réponse du Québec. Roy, Alain. Revue juridique Thémis, 35:663-96, no 3 2001
  • Personal ideologies undermine the Charter. Leishman, Rory. Catholic insight, 12:10, Nov. 2004
  • Pluralisme conjugal ou hiérarchie des sexualités : la reconnaissance juridique des couples homosexuels dans L'Union européenne. Borrillo, Daniel. Revue de droit de McGill, 46:875-922, août 2001
  • Polyamory, social conservatism and the same-sex marriage debate in the US. Ashbee, Edward. Politics, 27:101-7, June 2007
  • Recognizing same-sex relationships: the evolution of recent federal and provincial policies. Smith, Miriam. Canadian public administration, 45:1-23, Spring 2002
  • Refusing to officiate at same-sex civil marriages. MacDougall, Bruce. Saskatchewan law review, 69:351-73, no. 2 2006
  • Same-sex marriage and the notwithstanding clause. Manfredi, Christopher P.. Policy options, 24:21-4, Oct. 2003
  • Same-sex relationships across borders. Bailey, Martha. McGill law journal, 49:1005-1033, Oct. 2004
  • Same-sex sexualities and the globalization of human rights discourse. Stychin, Carl F. McGill law journal, 49:951-68, Oct. 2004
  • Same-sex unions: the globalization of an idea. Kollman, Kelly. International studies quarterly, 51:329-57, June 2007
  • Sexe, mariage et indifférence : le coup de grâce à la paternité. Tahon, Maric-Blanche. Argument : politique, société et histoire, 6:3-9, automne 2003-hiver 2004
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity in North America: legal trends, legal contrasts. Elliott, R. Douglas and Mary Bonauto. Journal of homosexuality, 48:91-106, nos. 3/4 2005
  • Sexual orientation and the Charter: the achievement of formal legal equality (1985-2005) and its limits. Wintemute, Robert. McGill law journal, 49:1143-1180, Oct. 2004
  • Speak now or forever hold your peace? Why we need queer critiques of gay marriage.. Thompson, Susan. Canadian dimension, 38:17-18, 46, Nov./Dec. 2003
  • The essence of marriage : the very idea; reflection on H. Cyr. Gray, Christopher B. Revue générale de droit, 34:493-510, no 3 2004
  • The German Federal Constitutional Court on same-sex life partnerships and same-sex marriage: comparing apples with oranges. Ullrich, Dierk. Canadian journal of family law, 20:179-96, no. 1 2003
  • The political foundation of support for same-sex marriage in Canada. Matthews, J. Scott. Canadian journal of political science, 38:841-66, Dec. 2005
  • The politics of same-sex marriage in Canada and the United States. Smith, Miriam. PS, 38:225-8, Apr. 2005
  • Vers une redéfinition du mariage?. Laurin, Nicole. Relations, no 688:5-7, nov. 2003
  • Waiting in a new line at city hall: registered partnerships as an option for relationship recognition reform in Canada. LaViolette, Nicole. Canadian journal of family law, 19:115-72, no. 1 2002
  • What the framers of the Charter intended. Fraser, Graham. Policy options, 24:17-20, Oct. 2003
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