Superior Court of Ontario, Canada Allows First Same-Sex Divorce to Proceed Hot

Superior Court of Ontario, Canada Allows First Same-Sex Divorce to Proceed

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In Ontario, Canada, the province's Superior Court allows the first same-sex divorce to proceed. The court had to rule that the portion of Canada's divorce laws which exclude same-sex couples was unconstitutional.

Just because marriage laws have been changed to allow for same-sex marriage doesn't mean that all of the other laws relating to marriage, family, and divorce have also been updated to reflect the changes in society.

In some cases, like this one, lawsuits have to be filed in order to force the government to move more quickly.

The two women involved in this case were married on June 18, 2003, just one week after the Ontario Court of Appeal legalized same-sex marriage. Now, theirs may be the first divorce of a same-sex couple in the world.

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