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Judge in Broward County, Florida, grants state’s first same-sex divorce

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Judge Dale Cohen
Circuit Judge Dale Cohen on Wednesday dissolved the marriage of Heather Brassner and Megan Lade, who were united in a 2002 civil union in Vermont. [...]

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Same-sex couple’s divorce hearing set before Broward County judge

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Judge Dale Cohen
A judge in Broward County who found Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional has set a hearing to finalize the divorce of a gay couple. [...]

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Report: More lesbians marry than do gay men, gays have lower divorce rate

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Michelle Giorgi and Karen Madrone share a lighter moment with the Rev. Julie Peebles as she officiates in their wedding at the Guilford County Register of Deeds office on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C.
Almost two-thirds of all same-sex couples who entered legal relationships are female, and overall the divorce rate for gay couples is significantly lower than opposite sex couples. [...]

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Broward County judge again rules Florida’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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A judge in Broward County, who in August declared Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, only to later vacate his order on a technicality, has again ruled against the ban. [...]

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Ohio judge unintentionally approves same-sex couple’s divorce

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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ATHENS, Ohio — An Ohio judge said he was unaware that both parties in a divorce case were women when he signed a judgement last week granting their divorce. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Athens County Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy approved the divorce on Nov. 25, but said [...]

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Same-sex couple takes divorce case to Missouri Supreme Court

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City, Mo.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An attorney for a man seeking a divorce from his husband argued Wednesday before the Missouri Supreme Court that the state should dissolve the union, even though the state constitution doesn't allow same-sex partners to wed. [...]

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Florida AG Pam Bondi files opposition to same-sex couple’s divorce

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Attorney General Pam Bondi is opposing a bid by a gay South Florida woman to obtain a divorce from her former partner. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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