Hoorah for Canada. Ontario’s Court of Appeal announced existing common-law marriage definitions violate a gay couple’s equality rights on the basis of sexual orientation.
Michael Leshner and Michael Stark were the first couple to legally wed.
“We’re blissfully happy,” Leshner, a Toronto Crown attorney, declared after exchanging rings with his partner of 22 years and offering a champagne toast outside the courthouse [Source - The Toronto Star]
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