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Rosie Anonymous wrote:

Hi, guys —

My husband and I are considering joining the church locally. I was married for many years to a man who decided in 1999 that he preferred men. We were divorced in 2000.

Since then I have remarried.

  • Is my first husband's proclivity for other men a valid reason to grant an annulment?

Rosie Anonymous

  { Is my first husband's proclivity for other men a valid reason to grant an annulment? }

Bob replied:


Some flaw must be in the consent at the time of the vows and latent homosexuality would probably qualify.

I would talk to a priest and get the process going.


Bob Kirby

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Hi, Rosie —

The answer is possibly.

As with any issue it must be proven to exist at the moment of consent.
Suddenly discovering it, long into the marriage, is not grounds.

Fr. Jonathan

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