According to a story in the Toronto Star, a same-sex couple that got married shortly after the Ontario decision last year has now applied for divorce. Since the Divorce Act only recognises male-female marriages, they’ve applied for a constitutional remedy to have their right to divorce recognised: Now it’s divorce, same-sex style.
The couple had been together for five years, but split up five days after getting married. Asked about the timing, the lawyers for the two commented:
But opponents of same-sex marriage see a darker image: Canada’s First Same-Sex Divorce: Separated after 5 Days of ‘Marriage’ - Set-Up Suspected:
So I’m having a bit of trouble with the logic here. Recognizing that gays and lesbians who are married (unlike Mr. Rushfeldt, I don’t use the quote - unquote thing) should be able to get divorced further undermines family values because after all, they made their bed and undertook a lifetime commitment, and we should hold them to it, dammit! They should be like straight couples who get married and stay together 'til death do they part … oh, wait…
My sympathies for the couple in question, but the lawyer for one of them seems to have summed it up best: