Gay marriage law 'could mean the end of adultery being grounds for divorce'

Dec 18, 2012 Full story: www.dailymail.co.uk 348

Lawyers claim an unfaithful husband could use the courts to block his wife from divorcing them for adultery because same-sex couples are to be treated differently.

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“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#1 Dec 18, 2012
Oh for cryin' out loud. Just change the word "adultery" to read "sexual relations with a third party (or something like that)" in law, and the situation goes away, for both gay and straight. Have they no common sense at all?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#2 Dec 18, 2012
RalphB wrote:
Oh for cryin' out loud. Just change the word "adultery" to read "sexual relations with a third party (or something like that)" in law, and the situation goes away, for both gay and straight. Have they no common sense at all?
Whoever was to blame for the no such thing as same sex adultery provision should be publicly pilloried. They still do that over there don't they? What an incredibly dumb idea.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Dec 18, 2012
If he would keep humpin' his wife 24/7; she won't need to wander to another man

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#4 Dec 18, 2012
Huh?? They still have to declare grounds for a divorce in the UK?? Why? That seems kind of nuts, doesn't it? I realize it goes back to the good old days of really sticking it to the "guilty" party in the settlement, but seriously--why?
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#5 Dec 18, 2012
RalphB wrote:
Oh for cryin' out loud. Just change the word "adultery" to read "sexual relations with a third party (or something like that)" in law, and the situation goes away, for both gay and straight. Have they no common sense at all?
"Have they no common sense at all?"
Yet to homosexuals, anal sex makes perfect sense.
SLIF

Toronto, Canada

#6 Dec 18, 2012
It's another lawyer arguement.
david traversa

La Rioja, Argentina

#7 Dec 18, 2012
Can't they latch on to something more intelligent than this tripe?! Obviously not..

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#8 Dec 18, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
<quoted text>
"Have they no common sense at all?"
Yet to homosexuals, anal sex makes perfect sense.
My, my, aren't you the all-knowing one. SOME, and I repeat, SOME gay men partake of anal sex. Not all. And by the way........you're more fixated with anal sex than any gay person I have ever known.
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#9 Dec 18, 2012
david traversa wrote:
Can't they latch on to something more intelligent than this tripe?! Obviously not..
the point is that these discrepancies show that gay marriage was never contemplated under current systems...

and this relates to the fact that many gays marriage supporters think polygamy has this effect and that this is a proper reason to deny them marriage rights...

so the question is, if administrative burdens and legal language changes are reason to deny polygamy, why not gay marriage?

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#10 Dec 18, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
"Have they no common sense at all?"
Yet to homosexuals, anal sex makes perfect sense.
Straight people love it, too. Lots and lots of you. LOTS.
hoodathunkit

Mount Gilead, OH

#11 Dec 18, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
<quoted text>
the point is that these discrepancies show that gay marriage was never contemplated under current systems...
and this relates to the fact that many gays marriage supporters think polygamy has this effect and that this is a proper reason to deny them marriage rights...
so the question is, if administrative burdens and legal language changes are reason to deny polygamy, why not gay marriage?
Since the article concerns UK law, maybe you should contact somebody in the UK and discuss it with them.
In the US, only 23 states have laws that criminalize adultry. However, the courts in all of the states grant divorces based on infidelity. Heterosexuals are permitted to divorce their partner regardless of the sex of the person their partner has an affair with so there is no discrepancy.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#12 Dec 18, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
<quoted text>
the point is that these discrepancies show that gay marriage was never contemplated under current systems...
and this relates to the fact that many gays marriage supporters think polygamy has this effect and that this is a proper reason to deny them marriage rights...
so the question is, if administrative burdens and legal language changes are reason to deny polygamy, why not gay marriage?
Because polygamists are just heterosexuals... who want MORE than what you have.
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#13 Dec 18, 2012
EdmondWA wrote:
<quoted text>
Because polygamists are just heterosexuals... who want MORE than what you have.
I only have the right to marry the opposite sex...
seems you want more than that too..

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#14 Dec 18, 2012
This is a tempest in a teapot. One legislative session or court case and the definition of adultery will be inclusive.

Polygamy is irrelevant to the conversation.
Jane Dough wrote:
<quoted text>
the point is that these discrepancies show that gay marriage was never contemplated under current systems...
and this relates to the fact that many gays marriage supporters think polygamy has this effect and that this is a proper reason to deny them marriage rights...
so the question is, if administrative burdens and legal language changes are reason to deny polygamy, why not gay marriage?
hoodathunkit

Mount Gilead, OH

#15 Dec 18, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
<quoted text>
I only have the right to marry the opposite sex...
seems you want more than that too..
If you really live in Vermont, you have the right to marry either the opposite sex or the same sex.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#16 Dec 18, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
<quoted text>
"Have they no common sense at all?"
Yet to homosexuals, anal sex makes perfect sense.
Just so you know, for every gay couple that engages in anal sex, there are at least twenty straight couples that do. And it clearly makes sense to them, too, doesn't it?

Poor you. No anal sex for you, huh, Poodle?

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#17 Dec 18, 2012
RalphB wrote:
<quoted text>
My, my, aren't you the all-knowing one. SOME, and I repeat, SOME gay men partake of anal sex. Not all. And by the way........you're more fixated with anal sex than any gay person I have ever known.
Yep! Our "JrEsq" DOES seem more than unusually obsessed with anal sex, doesn't he?

I can't even remember the last time I engaged in it, but I'll betcha anything HE can!
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#18 Dec 18, 2012
hoodathunkit wrote:
<quoted text>
If you really live in Vermont, you have the right to marry either the opposite sex or the same sex.
not to uncle sam though, right?

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#19 Dec 18, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
<quoted text>....so the question is, if administrative burdens and legal language changes are reason to deny polygamy, why not gay marriage?
Because no such legal language changes or administrative burdens exist for accommodating marriage equality for same-sex couples. There are still only two people involved and neither of them are legally superior to the other, just like in opposite-sex marriages.

Gosh, you'd think a practicing attorney would know that, wouldn't you?
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#20 Dec 18, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
This is a tempest in a teapot. One legislative session or court case and the definition of adultery will be inclusive.

<quoted text>
same would be true of all the issues you guys make up to ban polygamy..
cpeter1313 wrote:
Polygamy is irrelevant to the conversation.
<quoted text>
does irrelevant mean deflates your argument?

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