Names, residence and time period of the first same-sex couple in recorded history:
Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, Egypt, circa 2400 B.C.
First place in the world to pass jurisdiction prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation: Quebec, 1977
Year in which Glen Murray, former mayor of Winnipeg and first openly gay mayor of a large North American city, was elected:
Date on which Newfoundland and Labrador issued its first marriage license to a same-sex couple:
December 21st, 2004
Year in which same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada, under a Liberal government:
Year in which Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an unsuccessful motion to re-evaluate that legalization, as per one of his campaign promises:
Number of countries which grant full legal marriage rights:
Minimum number of countries in which homosexuality is still punishable by death:
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