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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, December 29, 2011

DC Same-Sex Divorce Bill

From the Washington Post:

A bill tackling divorce for same-sex couples who marry in the District but want to divorce in another state has quietly garnered support from a majority of D.C. Council members.

The Civil Marriage Dissolution Equality Amendment Act of 2011 was introduced by Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) and co-sponsored by eight of 13 council members. It would allow same-sex couples who married in the District but have moved away to divorce without having to return to complete a six-month residency requirement, which is currently mandatory.

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even if my culture is against to any issue about same sex marriage/relatonship. I still believe that they have the right to be happy and that like normal people, get divorce when they feel that marriage is not working anymore despite all the effort to keep it.

Posted by: high efficiency motor | Dec 30, 2011 4:13:25 AM

Same sex couple family law issues are going to be hot button issues for the forseeable future.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer | Jan 6, 2012 8:16:22 PM

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