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June 10, 2003
City responds to same-sex marriage appeal
The Ontario Court of Appeal, today, ruled that the common law definition of
marriage as a union between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. As a result,
the Clerk of the City of Toronto will begin issuing marriage licences to all
those who meet the requirements for a marriage licence, including same-sex

The requirements for a marriage application include the required
identification; a $110 application fee; a signed application by both parties;
and a certificate of divorce, if applicable. As well, one of the two parties
must submit the application in person.

Today's ruling allows any couple in the City of Toronto who meet the
application requirements for marriage to obtain a marriage licence.

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