Canadian Census Shows Same-sex Marriage on the Rise

Sep 22, 2012 | Posted by: Gay And Proud | Full story: www.xtra.ca

New Statistics Canada census data released Sept 19 show that between the 2006 census and 2011, while the number of traditional families declined, the number of married same-sex couples nearly tripled.

Same-sex married couples make up just 0.8 percent of all married couples in Canada, but this is up 42 percent since 2006.

Same-sex marriage was legalized in 2005, just before the 2006 census -- 13,550 same-sex couples got married between 2006 and 2011.

Common-law same-sex couples also increased 15 percent between 2006 and 2011, slightly more than the average overall increase of 13.8 percent for common-law couples.

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I wonder what the stats are from Massachusetts?

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I wonder what the stats are from Massachusetts?
Does it matter they will only lie about it anyway

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I wonder what the stats are from Massachusetts?
I'm surprised the Pekin troll hasn't already chimed in with "No significant percentage of homosexuals blah blah blah..."

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Where's the Pekin troll to call it all "a cruel lie" ??

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I'm so happy I live in Canada...my boyfriend and I have already agreed we'll probably get married in a few years.

Hopefully things get better with equality in the States.

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I'm so happy I live in Canada...my boyfriend and I have already agreed we'll probably get married in a few years.
Hopefully things get better with equality in the States.
Do Judges officiate at weddings in Canada?

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Do Judges officiate at weddings in Canada?
No, I think it's still the churches, though I'm not one hundred percent sure. Though I know of quite a few churches in the area with openly gay pastors, so I'd say there really isn't much of an issue with that.

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Do Judges officiate at weddings in Canada?
They can. When my spouse and I married in 2003 the ceremony was performed by a justice of the peace at Toronto city hall.

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They can. When my spouse and I married in 2003 the ceremony was performed by a justice of the peace at Toronto city hall.
... Although thinking about it, the person who does the wedding ceremonies at Toronto city hall might not have been a full judge. The website for the Toronto city hall wedding service describes the person who does the service as the "officiant" but it's not a minister or priest.

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Where's the Pekin troll to call it all "a cruel lie" ??
He ran off with foxie and living happily ever after

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I'm so happy I live in Canada...my boyfriend and I have already agreed we'll probably get married in a few years.
Hopefully things get better with equality in the States.
Good for you and your boyfriend. Just be sure when you take that step. Remember the "responsibilities" part of your vow. We don't want to do to marriage what our straight counterparts have done. Good luck to you both.

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Where's the Pekin troll to call it all "a cruel lie" ??
I haven't seen him skulking around here for a few days. I hope he's not polluting my city with his presence, but it's possible. Today is the Folsom Street Fair and he may be looking for a brutal leather daddy to punish him for being a homophobic closet case.

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Good for you and your boyfriend. Just be sure when you take that step. Remember the "responsibilities" part of your vow. We don't want to do to marriage what our straight counterparts have done. Good luck to you both.
I know what you mean...I've seen people rush into marriage at 18, 19 and 20. These people were together for a few months before marrying. A year later they get divorced and wonder why.

I've been with my boyfriend for 3 and a half years now. I think he's the one. We're waiting a few years to get married for reasons such as money, stable jobs, moving out and so on...but one of those reasons is also to make sure that we are ready to commit to being together forever. I have no doubt that I will be with him forever, but logic details not rushing into things and making 110% sure before heading into these types of decisions. I want to have been with him for at least 6 years and have lived together for at least 1 year before we make the big decision.

I think that more people should think like this, instead of letting their emotions take over.

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Where's the Pekin troll to call it all "a cruel lie" ??
Dang you and Golden Gator both posted what I was going to post!

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I know what you mean...I've seen people rush into marriage at 18, 19 and 20. These people were together for a few months before marrying. A year later they get divorced and wonder why.
I've been with my boyfriend for 3 and a half years now. I think he's the one. We're waiting a few years to get married for reasons such as money, stable jobs, moving out and so on...but one of those reasons is also to make sure that we are ready to commit to being together forever. I have no doubt that I will be with him forever, but logic details not rushing into things and making 110% sure before heading into these types of decisions. I want to have been with him for at least 6 years and have lived together for at least 1 year before we make the big decision.
I think that more people should think like this, instead of letting their emotions take over.
We just had a pro athlete here in South Florida who got divorced 68 days into his marriage. Not surprised though. He got busted, then fired from the team and within two weeks the wife filed papers.

Sanctity of marriage?

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Wife of 41 days divorcing fired Dolphin player Chad Johnson

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<quoted text>We just had a pro athlete here in South Florida who got divorced 68 days into his marriage. Not surprised though. He got busted, then fired from the team and within two weeks the wife filed papers.
Sanctity of marriage?
But according to the anti-gay, gay people are the biggest threat to marriage. Are you saying they're LYING?*Gasp*

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Wife of 41 days divorcing fired Dolphin player Chad Johnson
Aaaah, the sanctity of hetero marriage........

I just LOVE those stories; tell us another!

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But according to the anti-gay, gay people are the biggest threat to marriage. Are you saying they're LYING?*Gasp*
Oh no, gay couples who've been together for 20+ years is WAY worse.....

I finally realized the REAL reason they don't want same-sex couples to get married- they're afraid we'll make them look bad.

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Btw, the SCOTUS decides TOMORROW which marriage equality cases they'll accept this term.

Oooooh, so exciting!

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