Marriage Annulled After Wife Thinks of Other Men

Judge denies her alimony, too
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Nov 10, 2010 8:42 AM CST Posted Nov 10, 2010 8:42 AM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 10, 2010 1:43 PM CST
Marriage Annulled Due To Mental Cheating
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi: thinking impure thoughts?   (AP)

(User Submitted) – An Italian couple has been awarded the legal right to annul their marriage for adultery; not because the wife slept with other men, but simply because she thought about it—then discussed it with her husband. Following a lower court decision and a ruling by the Catholic Church's Ecclesiastical Court, the highest court in Italy decided that voicing the desire to have sex with another partner is just as bad as the act itself, reports CNN.

That Guardian gives some background: Apparently, the wife had spoken with her husband about the idea of having an open relationship before their wedding. She had "theorized" that sexual fidelity did not have to be a cornerstone of their marriage, but the court found "there was no evidence of the woman frequenting other men." Remarkably, not only can the husband end the marriage because his wife had spoken of having an open relationship, but he won't be required to pay alimony. (Read more marital infidelity stories.)

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