Gay couple plans marriage in Yellowknife

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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w that same-sex marriage is officially legal in Canada, two Yellowknife men have applied for a marriage licence, CBC Yellowknife reported on Tuesday.

Jason Perrino and Colin Snow filed a lawsuit against the GNWT in May, alleging that refusing them a licence was a violation of their Charter rights.

Their case was dropped when parliament voted in favor of the Equal Marriage bill one month ago, making same sex marriages legal across the country.

On June 28, Canada became the third country in the world to extend civil marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples, after The Netherlands and Belgium and just two days before Spain became the fourth.

Before June 28, same-sex unions were not recognized in NWT, Nunavut, Alberta, Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick.

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