In other marriage-related news, the Canadian government’s finally voided a law that nulled foreign gay marriages. Although gay marriage has been legal in Canada since 2005, a 2004 Quebec law refused to recognize international marriages for immigration.
The Conservative government has quietly scrapped one of the last remnants of official discrimination against gay couples by allowing same-sex couples married outside of Canada to be fully recognized as spouses for immigration purposes.
The policy recognized same-sex marriages for immigration purposes only if the ceremony was performed in Canada, and if at least one of the partners was Canadian or a permanent resident.
It also clearly stated: “If you were married outside Canada, you cannot apply to sponsor your same-sex partner as a spouse.”
After months of legal battle, lawmakers have finally succeeded in overturning the law, meaning that the government will recognize all gay marriages as valid.
So, kiddies, if you’ve been holding off on that big gay Canadian migration. Although, we think you should wait for the summer months…