This story pretty much speaks for itself:
Two gay Canadian men who are legally wed in Ontario say they were refused entry into the United States today after a U.S. customs official at the airport wouldn’t accept their customs clearance form declaring themselves a family.
Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell say they abandoned their trip to Georgia when the customs official at Pearson International Airport rejected their family customs declaration form, insisting that they fill out separate forms as single people.
After complaining to a customs supervisor, Bourassa said the couple was told that they wouldn’t be allowed into the United States as a family because the country doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages.
“When we realized we weren’t going to be allowed into the country, we had to make a real hard decision,” Bourassa, claiming a violation of human rights, said in an interview from the couple’s Toronto home.
“We could have filled out separate forms, but how much of your dignity do you want to have chipped away? We feel we had an affront to our dignity, so we decided to go back home.”
Personally, this strikes me as being very asinine. Regardless of whether they would be considered a “family” under American law they are considered a family under Canadian law. If they’re just coming to visit then I don’t see what the big friggin’ deal is. All this does is make America look like a nation of homophobic assholes who insist on everything being their way or the highway. What a bunch of nonsense.