, CDMX Netherlands: · Netherlands proper New Zealand: · New Zealand proper Norway Portugal South Africa Spain Sweden United Kingdom: · England and Wales · Scotland · AX and DX, AC, BM · AQ, IO, GI, GG, IM · PN United States: · All 50 states · DC, GU, MP, PR, VI · some tribal jurisdictions Uruguay Andorra Australia: · ACT, NSW, QLD, · SA, TAS, VIC Austria Chile Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Ecuador Estonia* Germany Greece Hungary Italy Japan: · Iga, Naha, Sapporo*, · Setagaya, Shibuya, · Takarazuka Liechtenstein Malta Mexico: · Tlaxcala Netherlands: · Aruba* Slovenia Switzerland Taiwan: · CG, CH, CS, HH, · KH, NT, TG, TN, · TP, TY, IL United Kingdom: · Northern Ireland · Jersey Same-sex marriage in Canada was progressively introduced in several provinces by court decisions beginning in 2003 before being legally recognized nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act on July 20, 2005.On June 10, 2003, the Court of Appeal for Ontario issued a decision immediately legalizing same-sex marriage in Ontario, thereby becoming the first province it was legal.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.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.The National Sex Offender Registry is a result of the (SOIRA).During the registration process, information on these individuals is added into the Sex Offender Registry database.The Civil Marriage Act was introduced by Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberal minority government in the Canadian House of Commons on February 1, 2005 as Bill C-38.It was passed by the House of Commons on June 28, 2005, by the Senate on July 19, 2005, and it received royal assent the following day.
The National Sex Offender Registry is a national registration system for sex offenders who have been convicted of designated sex offences and ordered by the courts to report annually to police.
More than 3,000 same-sex couples had already married in those areas before the Civil Marriage Act was introduced.
Most legal benefits commonly associated with marriage had been extended to cohabiting same-sex couples since 1999.
The and there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or any other exploitation of the young person.
This means that if the partner is 5 years or older than the 14 or 15 year old, any sexual activity will be considered a criminal offence.