The Canadian Press

2012-01-13 | Same Sex Marriage

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The federal justice minister tried to quell doubts raised about the validity of thousands of marriages conducted in Canada for same-sex couples from outside the country. Rob Nicholson announced January 13th that the government would change the law to ensure gay couples from abroad who marry in Canada would have their unions recognized here. (Concerns arose after a federal lawyer in a Charter case launched by two foreign women seeking a divorce argued the women were not legally married. Critics accused the Harper government of seeking to rewrite the rules on gay marriage to suit its right-wing agenda.)

Date: 2012-01-13
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the confusion and pain resulting from this Gap in my opinion is completely unfair to those who are affected I want to make it very clear that in our government's view these marriages should be valid >>