Federal Conservatives end party's official opposition to same-sex marriage

    1 of 1 2 of 1

      Believe it or not, the Conservative Party of Canada is finally catching up with the rest of Canada—11 years after the fact.

      Although same-sex marriage was legalized nationally in Canada in 2005, the Conservative party still defined marriage as being only a union between a woman and a man in their official policy.

      At the party's convention in Vancouver on the weekend, delegates voted on May 28 to remove the definition from its official policy document in a 1,036 to 462 vote.

      The vote arrives as former prime minister Stephen Harper, who spoke at the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 26, announced he would resign his Parliamentary seat in the fall.