Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gay couples arrive on Rosie's cruise ship to get legally married in Saint John, New Brunswick

"About a dozen gay and lesbian couples who arrived in Saint John on a cruise ship on Tuesday tied the knot in the port city, taking advantage of Canada's legal recognition of gay marriage. The Norwegian Dawn, a cruise ship being rented by entertainer Rosie O'Donnell's tour company R Family Vacations, arrived in port Tuesday with about 2,200 passengers," reports CBC. "The couples, most from U.S. jurisdictions where same-sex marriage isn't sanctioned by law, were scheduled to be married in the city during their Canadian stop. "We're going to get married and take advantage of some very fabulous, liberal, open-minded Canadian laws," said Jill Wilcox, who was travelling from Texas with her partner. "When we get back to Texas, our lives won't have changed. I mean, for all practical purposes we've been married for eight years, but now it's going to be legal," said Wilcox, who wed her partner Karen Langsley while in Saint John." READ MORE