Joanna Abrahams considers equality upon nullity in same sex marriage
Marriages most commonly tend to end with either the death of one person or on divorce. But there is also the less common option of annulment, also known as nullity.
Whereas a couple cannot divorce until they have been married for over a year, an annulment can be applied for in the first year of a marriage or any time afterwards; although an application years after the wedding may require some form of explanation.
An annulment can be applied for on one of two grounds: that the marriage was never legally valid – or that it was valid, but was voidable. A marriage is not legally valid, and so termed as void, if those married were closely related (called &...