(Closed) Don’t come to Canada to get married just to make it legal

posted 7 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ugh. That makes me feel sick. That’s crap.

Post # 5
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1013 posts
Bumble bee

He makes me almost embarrased to live here. 

Post # 6
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1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That sucks, but I can’t see it lasting. It’s too ridiculous.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

For years, I was unhappy about the fact that because of NotFroofy’s immigration issues, we really couldn’t go to Canada to get married.  Fortunately, we were finally able to get married in Massachusetts, after the prohibition there against out-of-state same-sex couples was lifted.  And now I’m very happy we waited.

Post # 9
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3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Gross. That angers me so much.

Post # 10
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1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ok, not to sound dense, here, but if WE (Canadians) get merried in another country, we have to register the marriage in Canada in order for it to be legally rcognized.  And if it isn’t allowed HERE, then it’s not considered a legal marriage.  SO why is it so different just because it’s a same sex marriage?  I have friends (male/female) who got married in Mexico in 2009.  They didn’t file their paperwork in Canada right away, so their actual marriage date in Canada is months after the actual ceremony was performed in Mexico.

So why is this such a different situation, what am I not understanding or missing in the above story?

FYI I am not trying to argue against their rights, I just don’t understand.

Post # 11
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1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@Take The Reins:  I agree…. I’m not sure I see the difference between the mexico situation, and the gay situation. 

I think the media is blowing it out of proportion, because I got like 12 texts today asking me “Omg are you going to have to switch it to a commitment ceremony?!”  – the media is blowing it out of proportion. 

Post # 13
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1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

This is the first I’m hearing about it, but I think the outrage is stemming from the fact that they thought their union was legal and fully recognized in Canada and it is shocking to later find out that it’s not. I know from personal experience with other friends that Americans can get married in Canada and not have to register them in the states, so they probably thought it was the same (although I have no idea how, because Florida doesn’t recognize any form of union). If my partner and I got married in Nova Scotia, our current and former states (NH and MD) would have recognized it.

 

It sucks for the couple involved–I think our 50 states just need to get on the same page–it’d make life a lot easier for those of us who travel and routinely leave the state for work and errands.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@AB Bride: Yes, exactly. If they’re married in Canada, Canada should recognise the marriage. Whether or not their home state recognises it, shouldn’t change a thing.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I heard about this on 680 today. Disgusting! If you get married in Canada, why is it not a legally recognized union in Canada? I understand (though don’t agree with) the idea that if you get married in Canada in a same-sex marriage, then it might not be legally recognized in your home country, but upon visiting Canada, how come they cannot be seen as a legally wed couple?

Apparently PM is supposed to be “looking into this” and doesn’t want to re-open debates on same-sex marraiges, so I hope that is true! I also hope they clarify legislation so that people who are married in Canada are ALWAYS recognized as legally wed in Canada, regardless of the beliefs where they are from.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Okay, glad I am not the only one somewhat confused with this issue. 

I think theirs would be recognized in Canada, IF they were Canadian citizens…

But as all their assets are held in a state that does NOT recognize their union, Canada can’t rule on the divorce since the assets are not here, and since they were not legally married in their home state, Canada can’t issue a divorce?

Thats how I understand it from my friends perspective; they can’t go to Mexico to get a divorce because they don’t live there, the divorce would have to be issued first in Canada and that produced before a divorce could be issued in mexico.  Even if they never went back to mexico, they would be considered legally divorced in Canada where it counted because they live within the court jurisdiction, laws and taxes.   I wouldn’t expect there is any country that will issue a divorce to anyone who resides in another country after marriage (and I guess is not of that countries residency) because of different laws.  They can;t make rulings on children, assets, alimony etc. without consent of the governing court.

 

 

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