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Nicholson Says Canada Won’t Reopen Same-Sex Marriage Debate

January 12, 2012

Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said the government has “no intention” of reopening the debate on same-sex marriage in the country.

Nicholson issued the statement after the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on a case in which a same-sex couple was denied a divorce on the grounds that their marriage in Canada was not recognized outside the country.

The government is looking at ways to “clarify the law so that such marriages performed in Canada can be undone in Canada,” Nicholson said by e-mail.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Mayeda in Ottawa at amayeda@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Badertscher at pbadertscher@bloomberg.net


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