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Same-sex “marriages” are recognized in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. Tens of thousands of same-sex couples, including some from the United States and other countries, have been declared “married” in those provinces.

Polls show that Canadians support the legalization of same-sex “marriage.”

A survey last year by the Environics Research Group found that 56 percent supported the practice, while 42 percent were opposed and 3 percent were undecided. Support for same-sex “marriage” in Canada tends to be strongest among women and those under 45.