Congrats to the USA on the historic ruling by the Supreme Court that allows same-sex couples in California to… marry, which they already could for a while? Or something? I’m Canadian, so the marriage debate was settled about 10 years ago. It was settled with a series of court cases, and then one vote in Parliament. I guess it went through so quickly that they didn’t think through the details quite well enough.
The news up here today is that same-sex divorce is now available to all people who were married in Canada, even non-residents. Hurray! Err… wait. Why was this legislation necessary?
It arose because of a lesbian couple who tied the knot in Canada and
wanted a divorce but their marriage wasn’t recognized in their home
jurisdictions of Florida and London, England.
So Canadian law left a loophole that allowed people from the US and UK to get married here, but left them with no way to get divorced.
I assume there were many Canadian “sorries” involved in this case. Sorry.