the law + sex = strange bedfellows
July 21, 2004 12:36 PM   Subscribe

How does same sex marriage differ from heterosexual marriage? It may really be until death do us part. or Awkward things happen when legislative debate trails judicial necessity.
posted by arse_hat (9 comments total)

It's distractingly weird that, while the two women in the case are identified only by their initials (MM and JH), their respective lawyers have the same initials (Martha McCarthy and Julie Hannaford).
posted by gleuschk at 1:06 PM on July 21, 2004

(Sorry, I meant the Toronto case.)
posted by gleuschk at 1:09 PM on July 21, 2004

Hooray for gay divorcees!
posted by PigAlien at 1:20 PM on July 21, 2004

This is clearly a case where marriage for the sake of making a statement turns into a Britney Spears thingie...and that is why I favor marriage to one's way there will be a divorce.
posted by Postroad at 2:36 PM on July 21, 2004

*wedding bells*
posted by dabitch at 2:39 PM on July 21, 2004

They should get an anullment (unless that's only opposite-sex too), but clearly, divorce laws have got to change along with marriage laws. No one thought of it?
posted by amberglow at 3:11 PM on July 21, 2004

Frankly, I'd rather marry a box-turtle.
posted by PigAlien at 4:18 PM on July 21, 2004

amberglow. It seems that legal annulment in most jurisdictions requires fraud on the part of one of the parties to the marriage.
posted by arse_hat at 4:55 PM on July 21, 2004

ahh...i didn't know, not being allowed to marry yet, but i'll learn by the time it's legal here in NY. : >
posted by amberglow at 5:31 PM on July 21, 2004

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