Canada Post just unveiled a stamp commemorating the 2005 passage of the Civil Marriage Act, which made marriage equality the law throughout Canada. The unveiling ceremony took place in Toronto on Tuesday at a local centre that serves as a hub for the city’s LGBTQ community. Grassroots activists, government officials and community members were on hand for the unveiling, catching the first glimpse of the new stamp, which features the iconic rainbow symbol. The marriage equality stamp is the fourth in a set of 10 that Canada Post is issuing to celebrate Canada’s 150th year since Confederation. Collectively the stamps highlight historic moments that have taken place in our nation over the past 50 years. Canada Post’s stamp advisory committee, which includes historians, collectors and artists, selected these 10 milestones that together have helped shape the story of Canada. The next stamp in the Canada 150 set will be unveiled in Regina on May 16. The remaining stamps will be revealed individually at cities across the country, the last of them on June 1st.
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