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Divorce laws make ‘uncoupling’ difficult for many in same-sex marriages

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread. Sadly, bad times set in ...

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Miss. governor intervenes in same-sex couple’s divorce case

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Miss.)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a case involving a Mississippi woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. Bryant, represented by Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, is opposing the woman's appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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Fla. Supreme Court won’t rule on same-sex marriage in gay divorce case

Friday, September 5, 2014
Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court won't consider the constitutionality of the state's same-sex marriage ban in order to settle a gay couple's divorce case. The high court said Friday the 2nd District Court of Appeal first should rule on the case, in which a lesbian couple married in Massachusetts and is now seeking a divorce in Florida.

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Appeals court rules transgender man can continue pursuing divorce

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Thomas Beatie
PHOENIX -- A transgender man in Arizona who gave birth to three children after beginning his transition from female to male can continue to pursue a divorce, a state appeals court said Wednesday, reversing a judge who refused to end the marriage. A three-judge panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that Thomas Beatie's marriage to Nancy Beatie in Hawaii in ...

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Tenn. judge upholds gay marriage ban in same-sex couple’s divorce case

Friday, August 8, 2014
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KINGSTON, Tenn. -- A Tennessee judge has ruled that two men who married in Iowa and later moved to Tennessee cannot be granted a divorce because the state doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage. In his ruling, Roane County, Tenn., Circuit Court Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr., upheld Tennessee’s ban on same-sex marriage and said state laws now in effect ...

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Kan. county granting divorces to same-sex couples married in other states

Monday, June 16, 2014
Douglas County Courthouse in Lawrence, Kan.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Same-sex couples who marry in other states won't find many places in Kansas to divorce if the relationship fails. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Douglas County is currently the only county in Kansas that has issued divorces for same-sex couples.

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Nebraska Supreme Court dismisses same-sex divorce appeal

Friday, June 13, 2014
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OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska's Supreme Court dismissed an appeal Friday by woman legally wed to another woman in Iowa who is now seeking a divorce in the state where they live, saying it didn't have jurisdiction and therefore could not address the constitutional arguments raised about same-sex marriage and divorce in Nebraska.

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Nebraska Supreme Court hears arguments in same-sex divorce case

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The case of a woman who wants to divorce her same-sex partner after legally marrying in Iowa is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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Texas judge blocks state from intervening in gay couple’s divorce case

Thursday, May 15, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO -- A Texas judge has rejected a push by state officials to block a same-sex couple’s divorce and child-custody case from proceeding.

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Mo. judge grants state’s first divorce between a same-sex couple

Monday, May 5, 2014
Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Boone County, Mo., judge has granted what is believed to be the first same-sex divorce in Missouri, which has a constitutional amendment against recognizing same-sex marriages.

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