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'Bigamous' lesbian is sentenced
The BBC ^ | August 6, 2007

Posted on 08/06/2007 10:49:27 AM PDT by Stoat

'Bigamous' lesbian is sentenced
Suzanne Mitchell
Mitchell was ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid community service
A woman who entered into a civil partnership with her lesbian partner while she was still married has been ordered to carry out community service.

Suzanne Mitchell, of Wingfield Gardens, Shrewsbury, pleaded guilty to breaching the 2004 Civil Partnerships Act.

The 30-year-old admitted making a false statement at her union with Caroline Beddows before her marriage to Charles Mitchell had been annulled.

Suzanne Mitchell was also given a suspended prison sentence on Monday.

Mitchell has since split with her female partner and has been reunited with her husband.

Judge Robin Onions said jailing the mother-of-five, who is pregnant, would have had a damaging effect on her children, who he described as the "only injured parties" in the case.

'Cruelty and deception'

Judge Onions said Mitchell had repeatedly lied in pursuit of the civil partnership and added her offence was one of "cruelty and deception".

Mitchell was given an eight-month prison sentence suspended for two years.

She was also ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid community service and was made the subject of a two-year supervision order.

The case is believed to be the first of its kind since the new law on civil partnerships was introduced.

Judge Onions said he had used past bigamy cases as a guide when considering Mitchell's sentence.

Bus stop meeting

The court heard that Mitchell initially claimed she did not understand the seriousness of the civil partnership ceremony and claimed to have thought it was a type of "blessing" for her friendship.

Mark Linkins, for the prosecution, told the court that Mitchell and Miss Beddows became friends after meeting at a bus stop when they were both pregnant.

In September 2005 Miss Beddows and her baby moved into the Mitchells' family home.

Mr Linkins said that in February 2006 Mitchell and Miss Beddows went through with the civil partnership ceremony at Shrewsbury register office, where Mitchell falsely declared she was single.

After the hearing, Mitchell, who has two children who live with different fathers, said: "I just want to go home and see my kids."



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bigamy; britain; greatbritain; homosexual; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; law; legalprecedent; lesbian; lesbians; shropshire; uk; unitedkingdom
Mitchell has since split with her female partner and has been reunited with her husband.

And people sometimes wonder what could a woman do that would possibly drive a man to drink....

Suzanne Mitchell
 
Sentenced ... Suzanne Mitchell

 

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1 posted on 08/06/2007 10:49:43 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat
GUILTY!!!!
2 posted on 08/06/2007 10:51:13 AM PDT by Hydroshock ("The Constitution should be taken like mountain whiskey -- undiluted and untaxed." - Sam Ervin)
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To: scripter; DBeers; little jeremiah; wagglebee

Ping


3 posted on 08/06/2007 10:51:59 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

He may be her husband, but he’s by no means a man.


4 posted on 08/06/2007 10:53:41 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He will build the fence!!)
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To: Stoat
Mitchell has since split with her female partner

No comment on that one.

5 posted on 08/06/2007 10:54:51 AM PDT by WKB (It's hard to tell who's more afraid of Fred Thompson; The Dims or the rudibots.)
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To: OB1kNOb
He may be her husband, but he’s by no means a man.

Point taken.

I do feel sorry for the children, however. 

These would be fit parents how, exactly?

6 posted on 08/06/2007 10:55:26 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Suzanne Mitchell with husband Charles

Suzanne 'married' Caroline Beddoes in a civil partnership

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=473521&in_page_id=1770

7 posted on 08/06/2007 10:57:12 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

As usual, the UK tabloids have the best picture selection. Thanks for posting.


8 posted on 08/06/2007 11:00:19 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Just another Bigass Lesbian story. geez.


9 posted on 08/06/2007 11:01:59 AM PDT by bikerMD (Beware, the light at the end of the tunnel may be a muzzle flash.)
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To: bikerMD
Just another Bigass Lesbian story. geez.

From the article:

"The case is believed to be the first of its kind since the new law on civil partnerships was introduced."

10 posted on 08/06/2007 11:06:03 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: maggief

A face that could launch a thousand ships - men fleeing in terror.

11 posted on 08/06/2007 11:09:46 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Stoat

Her poor husband needs to pick up a pack of condoms the next time he brings home a Playboy magazine or learn how to clean the toilet seat.


12 posted on 08/06/2007 11:12:34 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Stoat
Robin Onions

Only in England do you find names such as this.

13 posted on 08/06/2007 11:14:24 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Disambiguator

I see love in her eyes


14 posted on 08/06/2007 11:16:01 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Stoat
I'd ask what sane man would marry that beast, or beyond that, take it back after a lesbo affair?

Then I considered how bad he might be.................

15 posted on 08/06/2007 11:52:03 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Stoat

Probably bisexual or ambidextrous.


16 posted on 08/06/2007 12:27:01 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (US Constitution Article 4 Section 4..shall protect each of them against Invasion...domestic Violence)
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To: maggief

Just off hand, here, I’m guessing that Mizzzzzz Mitchell may once have been pretty; but Mizzzzzz Beddoes has always been fugly.


17 posted on 08/06/2007 12:31:29 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Stoat

Stoat, where do you find these stories ?


18 posted on 08/06/2007 6:24:03 PM PDT by festus (I'm a fRedneck and proud of it.)
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To: festus
Stoat, where do you find these stories ?

LMAO!!

In this case, I was just minding my own business, skimming news titles in the UK Sun

The Sun Online - News Sentence for 'lesbian bigamist'

and I thought to myself..."Wow!  This is the sort of earth-shattering, essential news that the FReepers would want to know about!"  So I checked to see if BBC had a better story, which it really didn't, and because of the incredibly time-sensitive, breaking nature of this essential story I stopped searching for a better article and just posted the BBC version. 

I feel confident that I've gotten a lasting, 'can't live with out it' piece of news out to the American public and have improved the worldwide quality of life as a result.   :-0

 

(((((((snicker)))))))

19 posted on 08/06/2007 11:41:50 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: maggief

I think my lunch is going to come up.


20 posted on 08/07/2007 12:08:58 AM PDT by expatguy (Support - "An American Expat in Southeast Asia")
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To: Stoat
Well if it helps there's a story over here about how its unlikely that you'll find diamonds in uranus.
21 posted on 08/07/2007 8:22:27 AM PDT by festus (I'm a fRedneck and proud of it.)
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