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Canada Holds First Gay Divorce Proceeding

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Canada Holds First Gay Divorce Proceeding

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Canada Holds First Gay Divorce Proceeding

Canada Holds First Gay Divorce Proceeding

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Canadian lawyers Martha McCarthy and Julie Hannaford. They represent opposing parties in a lesbian divorce case. It's the country's first homosexual divorce case. Gay marriage became legal in parts of Canada last year. Divorce law in Canada has yet to catch up with the new marriage laws. The current wording applies only to divorce between heterosexual couples.

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