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Same-sex couples married in Canada may not be legally wed: Queen's University professor

2012-01-26

Queen’s University professor and family law expert Nick Bala is available to talk about the government of Canada stating thousands of same-sex couples that traveled to Canada to get married are not legally wed. They will only be considered married if gay marriage is also recognized in their home country or state.

“There are a lot of good moral, practical and economic reasons for Canada to welcome same-sex partners to have their marriage ceremonies performed here; there are also a lot of good moral, practical and economic reasons to restrict access to Canada's family courts to those whose marital relationships have a strong connection to this country, in the case of the Divorce Act, based on one year's residence,” says Professor Bala.

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