Sarah Palin, who has long opposed marriage equality, and her husband Todd Palin are getting divorced.
The Anchorage Daily News found a petition for divorce filed last Friday at the Anchorage Superior Court. While it only uses initials, it cites the date of the Palin’s marriage and the birth date of Trig, their only minor child.
The paperwork says Todd Palin wants a divorce because of an “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”
Their lawyer has asked the court to declare the divorce confidential moving forward.
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Palin has long opposed LGBTQ equality. In 2006 she was running for governor of Alaska and she said that she supported the state’s constitutional ban on marriage equality.
After the state supreme court ordered the state to give partner benefits to the same-sex partners of state employees, she said that she supported a constitutional amendment to even ban these benefits.
“I have always believed that marriage is between one man and one woman,” she told Maggie Gallagher of the anti-LGBTQ group National Organization for Marriage in 2011 as she criticized Barack Obama’s support for marriage quality.
On Twitter, people weren’t missing the irony of Palin spending years supposedly defending the sanctity of marriage from LGBTQ people and then getting divorced.
The thing about Sarah Palin and her husband getting divorced is that these people have zero qualms w/ lecturing others on their private lives and calling our LGBTQ families unhealthy. So, while divorce is usually not a reason for mocking, my schadenfreude is high today.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) September 9, 2019
"Family values" candidate Sarah Palin is getting a divorce, and I can see irony from my house.
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) September 10, 2019
Sarah Palin’s husband filed for divorce. Guess he was looking for a little hopey changey?
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 9, 2019