Irish American Lesbian Gains Canadian Immigrant Status
Great Events from History: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Events, ed. Lillian Faderman, Horacio Roque Ramírez, et al., 2 Vols., Salem Press, pp. 632-634, 2007 (Used with permission of the publisher, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich, MA)
3 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2013
Date Written: 2007
A woman launched a legal challenge to Canadian immigration laws that excluded gays and lesbians from family sponsorship rules, thereby sparking reforms that would eventually allow same-sex partners some of the same immigration rights as heterosexual couples.
Keywords: Immigration Law, LGBT immigration, Canada, binational couples, sexual orientation, gay and lesbian couples
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