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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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