More than 1,200 Canadian couples are planning to wed in the coming weeks, but many of those marriages won’t be in Canada.
It’s not the only country where Canadians are having trouble getting married.
The marriage equality debate has taken a turn in the United States.
Read more: The Marriage Equality Alliance says the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the Canadian province of Quebec, while some Canadian provinces have made changes to their laws to make it easier to get a marriage license.
But in Canada, there are still a lot of barriers.
The marriage equality campaign in Canada is getting a boost from a new report on the state of marriage equality in Canada by a leading Canadian think tank, the Institute of Marriage.
In a report released Wednesday, the institute’s executive director, Jennifer Loughlin, says a “significant” number of Canadian couples, even those married in the U, will have to get marriage licenses in the near future to get their citizenship.
Loughins report is a first-of-its-kind look at the state and how Canadians are trying to get on board.
In Canada, Loughlins report found that couples with a marriage in the country legally and in the minds of the people who are trying, are the most likely to get certified for a marriage certificate.
The majority of couples, 57 per cent, said they were married in their province and in their home country before they moved to Canada, and just under a quarter said they had been married in a province other than their home province.
That means there’s a very high level of awareness and support for a new wave of couples in Canada seeking to get into marriage in a country where it’s been a long time since the last one.
Lougins report says that the majority of people surveyed agreed that they would not be surprised if one or more of the new couples were born in a different province, even though their citizenship was still valid in Canada before moving to the U to marry.
The report comes as the federal government continues to work on a new bill to make marriage equality legal in Canada and to clarify the legal status of some couples.
The new bill is expected to be announced by the end of March, but a couple’s ability to get one is uncertain.
The government is proposing changes to the Marriage Act, including changes that could allow more couples to get the marriage certificate, but it’s not clear how that would affect the number of couples applying.