Monday, June 10, 2013

Canada's 1st same-sex marriage couple celebrates 10 years

Michael Leshner and Michael Stark are the first to take advantage of today's Ontario Court of Appeal ruling allowing same-sex couples to be married. "We're the genies out of the bottle," says Leshner, a Crown attorney and gay rights activist, just hours after their Toronto courthouse wedding. Today, Michael Stark and Michael Leshner are celebrating 10 years since they became the first same-sex couple to be legally married in Canada. That was June 10, 2003, and their union came after the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling to legally allow such marriages. The average traditional opposite sex marriage numbers is about 840 daily across Canada 

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