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Supreme Court judge has granted a woman an annulment after her husband was unable to maintain an erection or have sexual intercourse with her. In a judgement released earlier this month, Justice Wendy Baker noted that precedent was set in for the courts to annul a marriage based on impotency.
Prior to that, ecclesiastical courts were the only way to annul a marriage. The couple, dubbed S. The wife, S. According to Baker, evidence showed the couple attended pre-marriage counselling sessions at the Chinese Alliance Church in Vancouver, although X. Baker said the couple did not live together prior to marriage but did discuss having children together.
The wife is alleged to have asked her then-husband to see a doctor about his sexual health in June but he put it off.
Later, the couple did see a doctor for a blood test, although the test did not reveal any health issues. In her judgement, Baker wrote that although in earlier times, impotency needed to be permanent and without the chance of a cure, that was unnecessary for her to grant an annulment in I am not satisfied that this extremely strict standard of proof is necessary or appropriate today. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Want to support local journalism during the pandemic?
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