Gay Couple Marries Over Canada
Two men reportedly wed while in Canadian airspace
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 19, 2010 1:10 PM CST
A gay couple was married on a Virgin America flight.   (PRNewsFoto/Virgin America, Benjamin Eye)
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(Newser) – Gay Americans are finding clever ways around marriage bans: following one couple’s wedding via Skype, two men were married yesterday on a Virgin America flight that went over Canada, CBS News reports. WordPress’s founder tweeted the news: “The captain flew briefly over Canadian airspace so two gentleman (sic) could marry.”

At least one other passenger also tweeted about the marriage, but a Virgin rep couldn't confirm. She said that the flight would have gone over Canadian airspace briefly as part of its San Francisco-to-New York route but that the pilot "was unaware of the reported celebration in the cabin."