Make reasons to void a marriage in the event of a 3rd party pregnancy equal for Women.

Make reasons to void a marriage in the event of a 3rd party pregnancy equal for Women.

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Andrea Connor started this petition to Government and

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 I really need some help to change the law that in my opinion is so misogynistic. 

I have just divorced after 27 years of marriage.

I found out last year that my husband has a son that was born 6 months after my wedding day - in 1994, he was obviously having an affair whilst I was busy planning our wedding day .

If I had been given this information all those years ago I would never have married him. I’d already started my divorce in 2020 as I found out he was unfaithful 7 years ago and that said woman told me about the child back in 1994.

I am asking for the law to be changed to make it equal rights for men and women in this event , because as It currently stands if -:

A man marries and subsequently finds out his wife was pregnant with another mans child on their wedding day - at any point in the future he can have that marriage annulled and made voidable i:e as if it never existed.

However, if a woman marries a man who unbeknown to her he is having an affair leading up to the marriage and the mistress falls pregnant and tells the man, the same rule does not apply.
 He still chooses to marry and says nothing to the bride. 

It came out much later on in my marriage ( 27 years ) that there is at least one child but I cannot annul my marriage on these grounds.

Instead divorce is the only option meaning he can claim half of my pension which appears very unfair when the marriage would not have gone ahead if full facts were disclosed 27 years ago. 
This marriage should be equally voidable for a woman as it could be for a man or effectively qualify as a non-marriage. 

 

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