At this time same sex marriages are not recognized in Canadian law. Cases arguing for the rights to such marriages are in the courts at this time in three provinces.
In the case of marriages it also about whether they are recognized in your place of residence. Say, if marriages between people of the same sex becomes legal in one state it does not mean it will be recognized in other states. The same goes from country to country.
For a sense of what is going in Canada regarding same-sex marriage, civil unions and common-law partners, click here:
-Scarleteen Sexpert & Volunteer du Jour
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[This message has been edited by bettie (edited 02-04-2001).]