Divorce Equality

Nov 14 2013 @ 11:19am

With Hawaii this week becoming the 15th state to win marriage equality, a reader looks to a new problem:

I am a subscriber but haven’t been keeping up daily like I used to, so I don’t know if you’ve covered this already but I thought you might find this story interesting. It’s about the fact that same-sex couples that get married out of state and return to a state where same sex marriage is banned cannot get divorced. I know that the fight to be able to begin these marriages is still paramount, but I thought the inability to terminate them (without moving out of state) is very interesting. I am a domestic violence victim’s advocate in Missouri and have run into this problem now several times with victims of abuse wanting to divorce their abusive same-sex partners but cannot.

Previous Dish on gay divorce here.