Canadian hockey star comes out, gets civil union
BY Advocate.com Editors
August 19 2002 11:00 PM ET
Nancy Drolet, a member of Canada's women's hockey team until she was cut just before the Salt Lake City Olympics, has become the country's first prominent female athlete to publicly disclose her homosexuality, reports the Ottawa Citizen. Drolet, 29, was united with her partner, Nathalie Allaire, last week in a civil ceremony in Saint Jerome, Quebec. Same-sex civil unions became legal in the province earlier this summer.
"We decided in 1995 to spend the rest of our lives together," Drolet said. "The union is a legal document that will free us from future constraints. We adore children, and like any new couple, we think about having them, but not necessarily tomorrow morning."
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