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Citizenship and Immigration Canada partners to help same-sex refugees

New partnership will provide sponsorship money to same-sex refugees Citizenship and Immigration Canada has partnered with the Rainbow refugee Committee to help share the cost of sponsoring gay refugees. Citizenship and Immigration Canada is providing $100,000 to the Committee, which will be used to support the refugees with income for three months. The Committee itself […]

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Defense of Marriage Act deports same-sex immigrants in US

The United States 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) identifies marriage as only being between a man and a woman under federal law. This means that in the case of immigration law, which is a federal matter, same sex couples who are legally married in states where gay marriage is legal are still subject to […]

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Gay and Lesbian Immigration to Canada: Minister Kenny Accepts Responsibility for Same Sex Omission in Canadian Citizenship Guide

Gay and Lesbian Immigration to Canada: Information on Canada’s gay rights removed from immigration guide This week, the Canadian Press obtained internal government documents that showed praise for the country’s acceptance of gay and lesbian Canadians had been recommended for removal from a study guide released in November 2009 for Canadian citizenship applicants The documents […]

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Same Sex Immigration: HIV-Positive couple Appeal Refusal for Canadian Permanent Residence

HIV-Positive Immigration to Canada Same sex couple Ricardo Companioni and Andrew Grover have been living in the city of Toronto for the past three years. The couple is HIV-positive, but both men are in decent health and neither of them has been hospitalized due to their condition. Despite this, their bid for Canadian permanent residence […]

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Same Sex Immigration Application to Canada Approved

I applied for a Canadian Immigration almost a year ago as a same sex couple with my partner as my sponsor. The attorney’s office asked for a lot of things that we considered to be personal (photos, cards, emails, letters,etc) and assured us all this was necessary to establish the truth in the relationship…at times […]

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Is Same Sex Immigration to Canada possible for Gay and Lesbian couples?

We are a same sex couple from New York and wish to immigrate to Canada. How can this be achieved? ________________ For years, Canada has recognized the validity of same sex relationships and considers them on equal par with more traditional family unions. If you are married as a same sex couple or have been […]

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