Foreign Same-Sex Marriages Valid

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says the government will fix the “legislative gap” that called marriages performed in Canada between same-sex nonresidents into question. Questions around the validity of marriages among same-sex people who traveled to Canada because they could not wed in their home countries arose when a foreign lesbian couple sought a divorce, only to be told they were never really married.

"We will change the Civil Marriage Act so that any marriages performed in Canada that aren't recognized in the couple's home jurisdiction will be recognized in Canada," he said. "This of course will apply to all marriages performed in Canada."

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