OTTAWA, Mar 17 (LSN) Yesterday the Canadian Press reported on the case of a lesbian couple who battled in court over alimony payments. Although the dispute between the two lesbians was ended with a lump settlement which led to the forfeiting of the alimony claim, the case will proceed on Wednesday as yet another “gay rights” issue. Two lower court rulings found Ontario’s exclusion of homosexual couples in alimony laws to be discriminatory and in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Ontario government argues that same-sex couples don’t need the same protection as heterosexual couples since the law was designed to protect women and children who are left without monetary support after divorce. Homosexual couples do not typically have relationships in which one is economically dependent on the other.