August 3, 2006
Lesbians Lose Battle in English Courts to Have Canadian Marriage Recognised
A lesbian couple who were married under Canadian law three years ago failed yesterday to have their union declared valid under the law of England and Wales. Sue Wilkinson, 52, and Celia Kitzinger, 49, from North Yorkshire, were married in Vancouver in 2003. In a ringing endorsement of traditional marriage, the senior family judge also dismissed a claim that English law was now incompatible with the couple's human rights. They were granted permission to appeal but ordered to pay £25,000 towards the Government's legal costs...
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