Country singer Janis Ian has wed her female partner of 14 years in a ceremony in Toronto, Canada.

Ian wed criminal lawyer PATRICIA SNYDER in a service in the Canadian city's City Hall.

The couple tied the knot in Toronto because Ontario is one of two Canadian provinces that has legalised homosexual marriage.

The pair have chosen a less than conventional place for their honeymoon however - the TORCON 3 science fiction festival in Toronto.

Snyder says, "I think the idea of spending my wedding week with a group of geeks masquerading as giant lobsters and Star Trek characters is perfectly in character with my life with Janis."

29/08/2003 17:19