Husband seeks church annulment of his marriage to Wife.
His cited grounds: Wife approves of open marriages, in which both spouses are free to have other sexual partners. She expresses this abstract position to Husband before their marriage.
But Wife has never actually cheated on Husband in any way, shape or form. She has been totally faithful, just freethinking.
Husband is granted an annulment of their marriage by a court of the Catholic Church in Italy.
Wife appeals the annulment in a divorce court in Italy … and the annulment is upheld and Wife is denied alimony because of her abstract, heretical beliefs.
After further appeals by Wife, Italy’s top appellate court upholds all of the previous rulings.
Read more in
- this [UK] Guardian news article: Woman denied alimony because she had talked about open marriage
- this Orlando WOFL Fox 35 TV news article: Just the thought of an affair enough to annul Italian woman’s marriage and
- this [UK] Telegraph article: Italian couple’s marriage annulled after wife thought about having affair