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Lesbians seeking first gay 'divorce' after three months
The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 19, 2006 | Jonathan Petre

Posted on 05/18/2006 11:46:56 PM PDT by MadIvan

A lesbian couple who could become the first to divorce after "marrying" just three months ago were warned by lawyers yesterday that they may have a long wait.

Liz King, 40, and Daphne Ligthard, 36, registered their civil partnership in Ashford, Kent, on Feb 11 before sharing a honeymoon in Amsterdam.

But the relationship soured after Miss Ligthard accused Miss King of seeing another woman who had been a guest at their "wedding". The couple are now splitting up and face the prospect of dividing their joint assets.

Miss Ligthard said that the break-up came after Miss King said she no longer loved her.

"Liz told me she didn't love me any more, that she hadn't done so for years. I was absolutely flabbergasted," she said.

"I asked her why she had gone through the wedding and she said it was to make me happy. But it was all her idea.

"She even asked if I would change my name by deed poll because she liked the sound of it. We seemed more in love than ever."

She said she noticed something was wrong after Miss King, an amateur triathlete who works in insurance, began spending a lot of time away from home and kept bringing another woman back to the house.

"Liz is into athletics and is a triathlete. She began spending a lot of time training with another girl at her athletics club," Miss Ligthard, who works for Eurostar, told The Sun newspaper.

"They were together every day and this girl began coming round to the house when I was at work."

Miss King said: "I have nothing to say except I feel sorry for Daphne at this time."

Lawyers said that, under the Civil Partnerships Act that came into force in December, the couple could not terminate their partnership until it had been in existence for at least a year.

Moreover, in contrast to marriage, adultery was not recognised as grounds for ending a civil partnership, though unreasonable behaviour could be cited.

Mark Harper, a divorce specialist with the London law firm Withers, said that the dissolution of a partnership was almost exactly the same as any other divorce.

"The court would look at the assets that existed at the start of the relationship," he said. "The presumption would be that assets built up during the course of a relationship would be equally divided even if one partner earned much more than the other."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
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To: MadIvan
'She said she noticed something was wrong after Miss King, an amateur triathlete who works in insurance, began spending a lot of time away from home and kept bringing another woman back to the house.'

Yep, that would be a tipoff. Sort of like the guy who suddenly has to put in many extra hours at the office and always has Jennifer from the Word Processing Center assisting him.
51 posted on 05/19/2006 9:34:37 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: mikeyc
The 'gay divorce' process is another step nearer putting homosexuality on a par with normal relationships.

I would agree with one disclaimer -it is another step nearer attempting to put homosexuality on a par with normal relationships...

52 posted on 05/19/2006 10:53:23 AM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: MadIvan
There are many fine gay people, but these repeated attempts to somehow make the gay lifestyle fit into a heterosexual model just is a dead end.

I dunno - these gays seems to be making as much of a mockery of marriage as Paris Hilton, Renee Zellweger, Lisa Marie Presley, Drew Barrymore, etc, etc.
53 posted on 05/19/2006 10:57:20 AM PDT by Stone Mountain
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To: MadIvan

They couldn't agree on who was going to what to whom!


54 posted on 05/19/2006 11:00:02 AM PDT by nightdriver
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To: MadIvan

It sounds a lot like the couple whose wedding I went to; the marriage was over in six weeks because the groom got rather attached to one of the bridesmaids. Good thing we didn't spend much on the present.


55 posted on 05/19/2006 11:00:34 AM PDT by linda_22003
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She said she noticed something was wrong after Miss King, an amateur triathlete who works in insurance, began spending a lot of time away from home and kept bringing another woman back to the house.

She should have noticed something was wrong long before even simulating anything could be right in the whole absurd fiasco...

Such is the homosexual disorder combined with the delusion and the delusional that give it life...

56 posted on 05/19/2006 11:01:20 AM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: babydoll22

Hey.... I think I was at that wedding...


57 posted on 05/19/2006 11:02:05 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: MadIvan

But the relationship soured after Miss Ligthard accused Miss King of seeing another woman who had been a guest at their "wedding". The couple are now splitting up and face the prospect of dividing their joint assets.



I look forward to seeing the stats on reasons for breakup of these "marriages". I have never known ANY gay or lesbian couple in which monogomy was their strong point. I am not saying that straights don't cheat, just that gays live for sex.


58 posted on 05/19/2006 11:06:32 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (You want my vote? I want border security and no criminals rewarded for criminal behavior)
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To: sargunner

HA!


59 posted on 05/19/2006 11:06:47 AM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Algernon Sidney
Yep. Everybody knows that divorce is a sacred institution between a man and a woman.

I guess you attempt to allude to by "moral relative" argument a point that eludes me...

Stick your neck out -get to your point...

60 posted on 05/19/2006 11:07:05 AM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: expatguy

I think it is obvious that they were unable to consumate their so-called marriage



All they needed was a correctly shaped piece of rubber.


61 posted on 05/19/2006 11:09:21 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (You want my vote? I want border security and no criminals rewarded for criminal behavior)
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To: babydoll22

Sad story but maybe people can understand why so many of us out there are so cynical about marriage!


62 posted on 05/19/2006 11:16:53 AM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: LeoWindhorse
"the wages of sluttishness is quick separation.."

A case of the grass (carpet) is greener on the other side of the fence.
63 posted on 05/19/2006 11:23:46 AM PDT by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: MadIvan

Who gets the Birkenstocks?


64 posted on 05/19/2006 11:25:32 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: MadIvan

I agree, many perverts have some good in them. Many pedophiles have their supporters who often seem shocked of such behavior from so fine a person.


65 posted on 05/19/2006 11:26:37 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: Algernon Sidney
Yep. Everybody knows that divorce is a sacred institution between a man and a woman.

LOL.
66 posted on 05/19/2006 11:27:44 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: MadIvan

The majority of these homosexual relationships do not last!
That's why it's stupid to officially sanction them.


67 posted on 05/19/2006 11:39:30 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: bkepley
It'd take a pretty sick individual, male or female, to be attracted to a female tri-athlete, my appologies to any female tri-athletes reading this.

I don't know about that. Alexandra Paul's a little thin for my taste, but good looking nonetheless.

68 posted on 05/19/2006 11:39:31 AM PDT by Dahoser (Time to condense the stupid party nonsense: Terry Tate for RNC chairman.)
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To: babydoll22
She went home, got her things and went home to her parents. The divorce went through a year later.

If it was only 2 days, she should have just gotten an annullment.

69 posted on 05/19/2006 11:46:57 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (The social contract is breaking down.)
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To: bkepley

Athletic strong women are unattractive? Since when?


70 posted on 05/20/2006 5:35:50 AM PDT by Haruka3
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To: napscoordinator; Ivan

Yeah, straight marriages never end in divorce.


71 posted on 05/20/2006 5:38:04 AM PDT by Haruka3
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To: Haruka3
Athletic strong women are unattractive? Since when?

Well..as long as they stay off the hormone therapy I suppose they can stay attractive.

72 posted on 05/20/2006 5:40:43 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: bkepley

I compete in the martial arts. I don't know of any females going on hormone therapy. Maybe a few men, but not really. There are some hot ladies in karate.


73 posted on 05/20/2006 5:31:41 PM PDT by Haruka3
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To: MadIvan

Sometimes love just doesn't last........


74 posted on 05/20/2006 5:33:03 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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