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LGBT2+ couples in Canada will now be able to transfer citizenship to children born abroad

June is pride month, a time to celebrate gender diversity and recognize the unique struggles facing marginalized groups. Although Canadian law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, sometimes same-sex, gender-opposite and intersex couples still go unaddressed. For example, until two years ago, Canadian same-sex couples and couples with fertility problems were facing issues if they had children abroad. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada since 2005. But until July 2020, Canadians had to be biological parents in order to pass on citizenship to their children born abroad. That was until the Superior Court of Quebec ruled that the legal parents of children of foreign origin could also be included in the definition of “parent” of the Citizenship Act.

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