Before the federal recognition of same-sex marriage, court decisions had already introduced it in eight out of ten provinces and one of three territories, whose residents collectively made up about 90% of Canada's population.
More than 3,000 same-sex couples had already married in those areas before the Civil Marriage Act was introduced.
The introduction of a federal gender-neutral marriage definition made Canada the fourth country in the world, and the first country outside Europe, to legally recognize same-sex marriage throughout its borders.The legal status of same-sex marriages in these jurisdictions created an unusual jurisdictional issue.
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