Canada legalized gay marriage Wednesday, becoming the world's fourth nation to grant full legal rights to same-sex couples.[...]
The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain are the only other nations that allow gay marriage nationwide.
Technically, the US allows gay marriage, too -- but only in Massachusetts.
Check out the bonus strawman further down:
Churches have expressed concern that their clergy would be compelled to perform same sex ceremonies. The legislation, however, states that the bill only covers civil unions, not religious ones, and no clergy would be forced to perform same-sex ceremonies unless they choose to do so.
Charles McVety, a spokesman for Defend Marriage Canada and president of Canada Christian College, said he was "very sad that the state has invaded the church, breached separation of church and state and redefined a religious word."
The sad thing is, he probably believes this.