Friday, September 16, 2005

Platonic Marriage

From Aisaican v Kanhapace(1996), 24 RFL (4th) 143 Sask QB, a case in which a wife was denied the annulment of her marriage from her quadriplegic (and allegedly impotent) husband, because she knew he was a quadriplegic when she married him. Norman v. Norman (1979), 9 R.F.L. (2d) 345 at 349 (Ont. U.F.C.), the court held that where the parties have married for companionship and separate because of a quarrel rather than for the lack of sexual contact, it is not open to the applicant, who knowingly entered into a platonic marriage, to complain of the absence of sexual intercourse.

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