OTTAWA, Mar 8 (—Immigration policy in Canada has been amended to officially permit homosexuals to be considered for citizenship as long as they have active sex lives.

In early January Lucienne Robillard, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced that her department would make the necessary changes to immigration and citizenship policy to allow same-sex partners to seek immigration and citizenship in Canada. In order to ensure that the new policy was not abused by any two individuals living together regardless of the reason, the department has specified that only those engaged in sexual relations will qualify.

The document, entitled Immigrant Applications Made In Canada On Humanitarian Or Compassionate (H&C) Grounds, released February 23 says, “separation of common-law or same sex partners who reside together in a genuine conjugal-like relationship is grounds for H&C consideration.”

The immigration document (in pdf format) is available here.