Ohioan again seeks same-sex divorce; 1st request was undone

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Brenda Mohney, of Rockbridge, filed a new divorce complaint last week in Athens County court.

Brenda Mohney, of Rockbridge, filed a new divorce complaint last week in Athens County court.

ATHENS, Ohio –— A woman whose request for a same-sex divorce in Ohio was accidentally granted and then denied by a judge is seeking a redo months later, after the U.S. Supreme Court‘s landmark ruling on gay marriage.

Brenda Mohney, of Rockbridge, filed a new divorce complaint last week in Athens County court. It says she was married in 2008 in California but has lived apart from her spouse for more than a year. Both women live in southeast Ohio.

The judge listed for the case is the one who approved the divorce and then vacated that decision last December after realizing that the case involved two women and that their marriage wasn’t recognized under state law.

Last month, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

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