host picture

  | Bookmark and Share

Status of some same-sex marriages up in the air

A case in Ontario court has thrown the validity of thousands of same-sex marriages into question.

Lawyers for the federal government say gay and lesbian couples who travelled to Canada to tie the knot are not actually married, unless their own country recognizes it.

Thousands of foreign gay couples have come to Canada to get married since it became legal.

Susan speaks with Marc-Antoine Saumier, president of the Quebec Gay Chamber of Commerce.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

UPDATE on this story:

Canada's justice minister Rob Nicholson says the government will change its civil marriage law to recognize same-sex unions for people who live outside the country. Nicholson blames the previous Liberal government for creating a gap in the law. Read more at cbc.ca/news

  •