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Q&A: Lawyer representing couple at heart of same-sex marriage case answered your questions

Non-Canadian same-sex couples who married in Canada had the legal status of their marriage thrown into question on Thursday. Hours after the story broke, we had the lawyer involved in the test case available to answer your questions about what this means. Here is the transcript.

  • Hi, welcome to our discussion on today’s big story: same-sex couples who have flocked to Canada to get married since 2004 are now being told that their marriages were never valid. Globe and Mail reporter Kirk Makin broke the story this morning, based on government court filings in a test case about a foreign same-sex couple who were wed in Toronto and are now filing for divorce.

    I’m an online editor at the Globe, and I’ll be moderating the discussion.

    Joining us is Martha McCarthy, a prominent Toronto lawyer who is representing the couple in the current case.

    Please leave your comments and questions. I will try to pose to Ms. McCarthy as many as we can. This is a sensitive issue, so please be respectful. All comments are moderated and only selected ones will show up.

    For background, read our main story: www.theglobeandmail.com

    And the latest: www.theglobeandmail.com
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