Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Who Loves You Lawyers?

Florida just got it's very first gay divorce!
On the same day Pam Bondi's emergency request filing to Justice Clarence Thomas was accepted, effectively putting same-sex marriage on hold, a Broward County judge has granted a same-sex couple a divorce. 
On Wednesday, Broward County Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen granted Heather Brassner a divorce from her estranged domestic partner, Megan Lade. 
Cohen had recently ruled -- twice -- that Florida's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional and that out-of-state gay marriages should be recognized. Brassner and Lade were joined in a civil union in Vermont in 2002. 
According to the Associated Press, this makes the first formal same-sex divorce in Florida.
In other marriage equality news, January 9th may be the day we find out if SCOTUS will be taking up the issue this term. I am still hopeful that we will settle this matter once and for all nationally next year so that same sex couples can finally have basic equality from sea to shining sea.

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