Two Toronto women who were among the first same-sex couples to marry in Canada are now seeking what may be the first Canadian same-sex divorce.
The women married on June 18, 2003, a week after a landmark court decision legalized same-sex marriage in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. They had been together for nearly 10 years, but separated after five days of marriage.
The women are now seeking to change Canada’s divorce law, which still applies only to marriages between a man and a woman. Their identities have been kept secret by court order.
While more than 3,000 same-sex couples married in the last year in Canada, the Canadian Divorce Act had not been amended to reflect the new reality of gay marriage.
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