Canadian Government to Close Gay Marriage Recognition Loophole
The federal government is expected to take steps today to close a legal loophole that could have undermined thousands of gay marriages around the world.
The governing Conservatives are expected to detail changes to the Civil Marriage Act to ensure the marriages are recognized.
The changes are being prompted by a divorce case in Ontario involving a gay couple. Legal documents filed by the federal government in the case had argued that even though the couple married in Canada, they couldn't be considered legally married because it wasn't recognized in their U.S. and United Kingdom homes.