UK: Adultery & the Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The definition of adultery has caused legislators a collective headache as they have tried to adapt current marriage legislation so that it is capable of extending to same sex couples. The gay rights group Stonewall has, quite correctly, pointed out that even if gay couples cannot rely on adultery, they can petition for divorce on the basis of their partner’s unreasonable behaviour, which could include having an ‘inappropriate relationship’ with another person.

This does not quite address the issue, which is that marriage equality should mean equality in all respects.

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