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Canadian Gov’t Dissolves Thousands of Same-Sex Marriages (Including Dan Savage’s)
|Last Edited||RP Jan 12, 2012 02:23pm|
|News Date||Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:20:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Thousands of LGBT couples across the world awoke this morning to learn that they are no longer married. |
A Department of Justice lawyer under Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party of Canada government has nullified all same-sex marriages performed in Canada in which the couples’ native country does not permit gays and lesbians to marry.
Critics of this attack on LGBT people have noted both online and off that if gay marriages are now without legal standing in Canada if the couple’s homeland forbids them, are Middle Eastern women living in Canada now stripped of their rights to vote, drive a car, or even show their hair? Is being gay now punishable by death in Canada if you’re from Uganda? Is blogging or criticizing your government now illegal for Egyptians living in Canada?