Ottawa does about-face on same-sex marriage for non-Canadians

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    Jan 12, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-does-about-face-on-same-sex-marriage-for-non-canadians/article2299574/



    The Harper government has served notice that thousands of same-sex couples who flocked to Canada from abroad since 2004 to get married are not legally wed.


    The reversal of federal policy is revealed in a document filed in a Toronto test case launched recently by a lesbian couple seeking a divorce. Wed in Toronto in 2005, the couple have been told they cannot divorce because they were never really married – a Department of Justice lawyer says their marriage is not legal in Canada since they could not have lawfully wed in Florida or England, where the two partners reside.





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    Jan 12, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    It'll be interesting to see what happens.

    All the couple needs to do is go to a US state where it IS legal and they can divorce there.