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Gay Divorce In LA: Robin Tyler & Diane Olson, First Gay Married Couple In LA, Announce Divorce (VIDEO)

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Roughly one in every two marriages ends in divorce. So where there are gay marriages, there will be gay divorces.

Unfortunately, today is a sad one for the first gay married couple in Los Angeles. Robin Tyler filed for divorce from Diane Olson on January 25, NBC reports.

Tyler and Olson knew each other for 40 years, 18 of which the two spent together as a couple. They had gone to the Beverly Hills Courthouse for seven years in a row and been denied a marriage license each time. Finally, they married in June 2008, before Prop 8 passed in November 2008 banning gay marriage.

Commenting on the end of her marriage, Tyler said to NBC, "We don't have to say, 'And if you give it to us, we're gonna be perfect people... We'll love more than anybody.'" Rather, she said, "We're just like everybody else."

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