In some states, gays fight for right to divorce

There are 10 comments on the Tri-cityherald.com story from Nov 30, 2013, titled In some states, gays fight for right to divorce. In it, Tri-cityherald.com reports that:

She hopes to do so by getting a divorce. She and Dana Ann Melancon traveled from Mississippi to San Francisco to get married in 2008.

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#1 Dec 1, 2013
Just more of that whole Equality thing.

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

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#2 Dec 1, 2013
snyper wrote:
Just more of that whole Equality thing.
What I find amusing are the States that are denying marriage to SSC's but will recognise the DIVORCE of a SSC!
Chance

Grove City, PA

#3 Dec 1, 2013
And we're supposed to feel sorry about this? You make your bed; you lie in it. Nobody else is responsible for this state of affairs - only the people who created the mess in the first place.

“and how does this effect you?”

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#4 Dec 1, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>What I find amusing are the States that are denying marriage to SSC's but will recognise the DIVORCE of a SSC!
I don't understand why they won't recognize the divorce. That is absolute craziness! There is no logical reason to deny a person the right to marry. There isn't even an illogical reason to deny a SSC a divorce, bigots don't want them married in the first place.

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#5 Dec 1, 2013
Kimberling wrote:
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I don't understand why they won't recognize the divorce. That is absolute craziness! There is no logical reason to deny a person the right to marry. There isn't even an illogical reason to deny a SSC a divorce, bigots don't want them married in the first place.
It's simple, really. "If we say you're not married, then you don't need a divorce."

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#6 Dec 2, 2013
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>It's simple, really. "If we say you're not married, then you don't need a divorce."
Yeah, an ostrich sticks his head in the ground, too and thinks that he can't be seen by anything either, right?
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#7 Dec 2, 2013
Kimberling wrote:
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Yeah, an ostrich sticks his head in the ground, too and thinks that he can't be seen by anything either, right?
This statement is not very logical. However, I read in the news this evening that a judge in Desoto County has denied a same sex female couple a divorce saying in essence that MS does not recognize their marriage so, too bad, he cannot grant them a D-I-V-O-R-C-E. They were married in San Francisco so they have to go back there to split. Common good sense has to prevail. Good for the judge!

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#8 Dec 2, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
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This statement is not very logical. However, I read in the news this evening that a judge in Desoto County has denied a same sex female couple a divorce saying in essence that MS does not recognize their marriage so, too bad, he cannot grant them a D-I-V-O-R-C-E. They were married in San Francisco so they have to go back there to split. Common good sense has to prevail. Good for the judge!
Except it violates the Full Faith and Credit, the Privileges and Immunities, and the Pursuance clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

to wit:

Article. IV. Section. 1

"Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof."

Article. IV. Section. 2

" ... The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States ... "

Article. VI.

" ... This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding ... "

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#9 Dec 2, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
<quoted text>This statement is not very logical. However, I read in the news this evening that a judge in Desoto County has denied a same sex female couple a divorce saying in essence that MS does not recognize their marriage so, too bad, he cannot grant them a D-I-V-O-R-C-E. They were married in San Francisco so they have to go back there to split. Common good sense has to prevail. Good for the judge!
Do you know that in most states you have to be a resident a least six months before you can file for divorce? How is that logical? One of them would have to move to a state that recognizes SSM to get a divorce and then what about their marital property?
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#10 Dec 2, 2013
Kimberling, I don't know what states are doing what, don't care, but if what you say is true, "most" states governing group must have good reason for the six months thing. Logical??? Sure is. Their property??? Well, so what's new, that's always been a problem in the majority of divorces. I do KNOW that. The story of the gold mine, ya know?

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