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Same Sex Divorce

As Same-Sex Couples Line Up To Wed, Others Celebrate The Right To Divorce

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.01.2015 | Divorce

While courthouses around the nation are flush with same-sex couples ready to tie the knot, a New Orleans court has already seen another effect of marr...

Gay Marriage: The Right to Be Miserable, Too

Stann Givens | Posted 04.11.2015 | Divorce
Stann Givens

In the first week of January, Florida joined 35 other states in legalizing same-sex marriage. This has been met with a celebration by many couples who have now finally experienced their marriage ceremonies after years of waiting. Another thing happened that day -- same-sex spouses in Florida filed for divorce.

'Pregnant Man' Has Right To Divorce Wife, Arizona Court Says

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2014 | Divorce

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A transgender man who made headlines by giving birth to three children can divorce his w...

Facing Divorce? Top 5 Things Same-Sex Couples With Children Need to Know

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicole H. Sodoma

Knowing what to do is critical when one is faced with a life-changing event such as a separation; and for same-sex couples with children, the combination of state-by-state and federal laws pertaining to their relationships can add complexity.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Gay Divorce

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Laura Miolla For YourTango.com Not too long ago, while driving in the car, my 5-year-old son told me about two of his classmates that got "marr...

5 Tips for Managing the Logistics of Same-Sex Parenting of Blended Families

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

Here are some ideas and examples from my dissolved and reconstituted same-sex-parents-headed family that can help parents in different households avoid feeling like one is "primary" and the other is, well, "other."

Same-Sex Couples Are Ready to Get Married, but Maybe Not Divorced

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

I'd like to think that gay and lesbian marriages are different, held together just a little more tightly by an extra dose of fairy dust and pink unicorn karma, but, alas, I don't think that's true.

Lila Shapiro

More And More Gay People Can Get Married ... But Can They Divorce?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham and her girlfriend traveled from their home state of Mississippi to San Francisco in the summer of 2008 to tie the kn...

What Makes a Mother 'Primary'?

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

I've been writing here about the experience of being the "other mother" for just about a month now. What is the "other mother"? How does the role develop, and where does it lead?

The Perils of Heterosexual Rights

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

Since fighting to be included in the heteronormative model of marriage and then being steamrolled by the heteronormative model of divorce, I've been fighting these systems from the perspective of the "other" mother.

How Biology Matters When Same-Sex Couples With Kids Split Up

Abbie E. Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Abbie E. Goldberg

What sometimes gets understandably lost in the marriage equality celebration is that not all these relationships last forever, and breakups can leave parents and children, particularly those who do not share a biological connection, in vulnerable situations.

Will This Divorce Make History?

Posted 08.07.2013 | Divorce

As gay couples in Minnesota counted down the days until August 1 so they could tie the knot, one couple was looking forward to the legalization of sam...

Two Years Later: Removing the Hyphen

Alvin Lopez Woods | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin Lopez Woods

What a difference two years can make. On Sunday, July 24, 2011, I was one half of a same-sex couple making history in New York by legally tying the knot. Fast-forward 24 months: I'm not planning our anniversary getaway; I'm preparing for our divorce.

How The DOMA Decision Affects Divorcing LGBT Couples

Frederick Hertz | Posted 09.16.2013 | Divorce
Frederick Hertz

The recent rulings by the United States Supreme Court on same-sex marriage have generated a fair amount of comment, by lawyers, gay activists, and social commentators. Ironic as it may seem, some of the greatest impact of these decisions will emerge in the parallel universe of marriage, i.e. divorce.

Q-and-A for Same-Sex Couples About to Get Married: The Legal Ramifications

Fred Silberberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Fred Silberberg

Marriage equality is now the law in the most populous state, California, but there are considerations unique to our state's community property system of which people may not necessarily be aware. The following Q-and-A raises some of those issues.

Lesbian 'Husbands' and Gay 'Wives': The Gendering of Gay Divorce

Katherine Franke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katherine Franke

It's not obvious that family law is equipped to adjudicate fair separations of same-sex couples when it encounters the ways we've busted out of gendered notions of relationship. Modern divorce law may end up gendering us into "wives" and "husbands" because that's all it is equipped to recognize.

Same-Sex Divorce: Gays Need Equal Rights Here Too

Danielle Kaufman, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Divorce
Danielle Kaufman, M.D.

While my own anecdotal experience is that gay relationships are very stable, it's inevitable that some gay couples will be unhappy and will want to divorce. As that occurs, gays will need to have access to the same legal support that straight couples have had and will need equal consideration in court.

The Big Challenge Posed By Marriage Equality

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2013 | Divorce

(The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Geoff Williams July 5 (REUTERS) - Gay cou...

The Surprising Effect Same-Sex Marriage Has On Divorce Rates

Posted 06.27.2013 | Divorce

Since the Defense of Marriage Act was found unconstitutional on Wednesday, talk of same-sex marriage -- and divorce -- has dominated the news. NBC 5 i...

Divorce Inequality: What Same-Sex Couples Should Know Before They Say 'I Do'

Morghan Leia Richardson | Posted 07.28.2013 | Divorce
Morghan Leia Richardson

Imagine you need a divorce, but at court you are told that you can't get one because your state doesn't recognize your marriage. How can we expect same-sex couples to leave their lives and move somewhere just to qualify for a divorce?

'I Did, I Do, I Will... Alas, I Simply Can't Anymore': Marking the End of a Same-sex Couple's Spiritual Bond

Margaret Moers Wenig | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Margaret Moers Wenig

Jewish law permits one person to petition another for release from a vow she has made (hattarat nedarim), and permits a person to release another from the bonds of marriage (by giving a gett). But what words might a same-sex couple use for such a rite of release?

The Depressing Thing Same-Sex Couples Need To Know Before Tying The Knot

Kevin Chern | Posted 12.23.2012 | Divorce
Kevin Chern

Some same-sex couples get married in states where it's legal and then move to states where it's not. What happens if they decide to divorce? What are the legal requirements, and how do they affect gay couples who find themselves in this situation? The legalities are complex.

Why Is Gay Divorce So Complicated?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 09.09.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

The media has been increasingly focused on the legal circumstances of same-sex marriage while overlooking the even more complex situation of same-sex divorce.

Why Gay Marrieds Still Face An Uphill Battle

Richard Komaiko | Posted 07.09.2012 | Divorce
Richard Komaiko

Obama's support of same-sex marriage brings gay rights proponents one step closer to the dream of equality in marriage, but it also raises important questions about the legality of gay divorce.

I'm Getting A Legal Same-Sex Divorce

Isobel White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Isobel White

Last week's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Prop. 8 brought joy and jubilation, and for at least one Californian in a same-sex marriage, a profound sense of disconnect. Why? Because I am getting a divorce.