Comment On Try Me

Dear Robyn

I hope you don’t mind if I copy your reply  comment into my posting. Because I think it’s the only way to publish your reply  comment.

Lulu,

I tried to enter a reply comment on your “TRY ME” post but Comments are not enabled.

In your post you state “…holy matrimony can be cancelled after the wedding happened. Just because the male was impotent. A marriage that was passed and blessed in the church… . And my assumption, there is no divorce in a holy matrimony…. The bride wants to divorce because the groom was impotent. And the church passed her request. She got a letter that explains she can marry again and her former husband got a letter forbidding him to marry again.”

I am not sure which church you are discussing but this can happen in the United States not only with religious weddings but civil weddings as well. However, I think your terminology is incorrect. In this situation, there would not be a divorce but an annulment. The difference is that a divorce said that the marriage happened, the people were married, but now their marriage is being dissolved. An annulment says that everything that was needed to complete the marriage ceremony did not happen. The couple is not married until the marriage ceremony is complete. In order for a marriage ceremony to complete, the couple HAS TO consummate their marriage. If the marriage cannot be consummated, then the marriage never finished and the couple are not married. And they cannot divorce because they are not married. This happened to a famous movie star or singer recently here in the US. The couple got married but the groom was too drunk (or on drugs) to consummate the marriage. So the movie star left the guy and obtained an annulment.

Annulments are actually an issue with the legalization of gay marriage here in the US. Technically, gay couples cannot consummate a marriage. If marriage consummation is removed as a requirement to being married in order to allow gay couples to marry, then people could marry anyone or anything…

I hope this explanation helps! Good post!
Peace, Robyn

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