The decision of the Ontario government to recognize two marriages that took place in Toronto on January 14,retroactively makes Canada the first country in the world to have a government-legitimized same-sex marriage the Netherlands and Belgiumwhich legalized same-sex marriage before Canada, had their first in April and Junerespectively.
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Amid a subsequent backlash in opinion, the Church remained remarkably quiet on the subject, at least in public, until late , when two Catholic bishops clearly stated their opposition to same-sex marriage. As mentioned above, Canadian cohabiting same-sex couples are entitled to many of the same legal and financial benefits as married opposite-sex couples.
The Premier of Alberta , Ralph Klein, wanted to prevent same-sex marriages from being performed or recognized in Alberta, but eventually admitted that the province's chances of doing so were slim to none, and said Alberta would obey the legislation. One in 10 respondents to the Research Co.