Gay Divorce Now Legal in Canada

The problem with the politics of hysteria is that it rarely gets things right.

A little while ago, two foreign citizens, both women tried to get their Canadian-sanctioned marriage annulled, only to discover that their marriage was not legal because their home nations did not recognize it.  Thousands jumped on this ambiguity in the law which prevented gay divorce as proof that Stephen Harper was trying to outlaw same sex marriage by some legal back door, despite the fact that this was a matter before the judicial branch of government, and not of the legislative or executive where the office of Prime Minister holds power.  Yesterday, after the law was clarified by the Harper government, those two women had their divorce finalized.  They are now free to grow bitter over their failed romantic involvement, resentful over a cocktail of broken promises and disagreements over property.  Just like everybody else.

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