Is Same-Sex 'Divorce' the Side Door for Gay 'Marriage'?
The case involving a lesbian couple âmarriedâ in Canada but seeking a divorce in Oklahoma, where same-sex âmarriageâ is not recognized, is just another disingenuous attempt to further a political and social agenda, argued the head of a Christian legal group.
Cait O'Darling and Stephanie A. Griffith, a lesbian couple who said they legally âmarriedâ as a same-sex couple in Toronto in December 2002, have asked the Supreme Court of Oklahoma to recognize a divorce decree granted by a state judge. The judge, who was unaware the two parties were of the same sex, later vacated the decree, noting that Oklahoma law does not recognize âany marriage between persons of the same gender.â
Alan Sears, president of the Alliance Defense Fund, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief last Monday, says activists such as the Oklahoma lesbian couple are trying to âredefine marriage â through the avenue of âdivorceâ â...
Good for Oklahoma, for those states like California that seem to be having problems getting their constitutions right they can try this,"Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska. The uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska."
"they legally âmarriedâ as a same-sex couple in Toronto in December 2002"
There seems to be an anachronism there. As far as I recall from watching the development of this issue over the past few years (mainly through Sermonaudio's news items) I do not recall Ontario having same-sex marriage (sic) back in 2002.
Perhaps it's not just the Oklahoma divorce judge "who was unaware the two parties were of the same sex"?