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August 24, 2011
Divorce Equality Now
The same-sex marriage movement is enjoying serious momentum these days with New York becoming the sixth state, and by far the largest, to legalize same-sex marriage, and the Obama administration announcement that it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act DOMA.
While this is great progress for marriage equality, a perhaps equally important issue – divorce equality – has been left out of the debate. In other words, what happens when same-sex spouses are legitimately married in one state while living in another that does not recognize same-sex marriage, and later decide to divorce?