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I was just wondering if it was legal for two people of the same sex to get married. I am gay of course, and if I meet someone that I want to marry I would like to. I know there are a lot of people that look down on it but they have to get with the f****** times. It's not the 17th century. Times are changing and we should be chaging with them. So is it?


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Okay, if you use the search function under 'gay marriage' or 'same-sex marriage' you should get a load of results.
To answer your question, no, same-sex couples may not legally marry. Only heterosexual couples may marry; and no more than two people may be married to each other. Why? It doesn't seem fair.

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Well, of course, whether or not same-sex couples can legally marry depends on where you're at.

For instance, in the Netherlands, I understand, the whole thing is totally legal over there. Someone else oughta feel free to correct me if my info is off. Also, in the U.S. state of Vermont, there's a system of 'civil unions' where same-sex couples can basically get all of the things that marriage would give them, but they just don't call it 'marriage'. There's a similar 'civil union' deal here in the Canadian province of Quebec.

But, yeah, search function is good.

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In Toronto, a lesbian couple got a marriage certificate by saying that one of the women was the groom. Cool idea, eh? So technically, their marriage is legal because their have a certificate signed by whoever the important people are. There was an article in the Toronto Star on Wednesday, and that's where I got this info from. Currently the Ontario gov't is trying to decide whether to change the definition of marriage from 'one man and one woman' to 'two people'.

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