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US' 1st Openly Gay Bishop: I'm Getting a Divorce

Gene Robinson, husband were together for more than 25 years

(Newser) - Gene Robinson became the nation's first openly gay bishop in 2003, formed a civil union with his longtime partner, Mark Andrew, five years later, and eventually married him after New Hampshire legalized gay marriage. Now, he writes today in the Daily Beast , that marriage is ending after the couple'... More »

As DOMA Dies, Hopes Rise for Gay Divorce

State laws have left many stuck in marriages they can't end

(Newser) - The Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act has raised hopes for couples trapped in marriages that they cannot end because the state they live in doesn't accept they exist, the New York Times finds. "I didn’t realize this could potentially be... More »

Argentina Sees Its 1st Gay Divorce

Cheating reportedly the cause of the female couple's split

(Newser) - With one milestone comes another: Argentina legalized gay marriage in July 2010; 11 months later, it's seeing its first gay divorce. A LGBT groups says the divorce involves a female couple who married on April 20. The 46-year-old and 25-year-old are splitting due to an alleged infidelity, says the... More »

Texas Court: Gay Couples Can't Divorce

Legally marry elsewhere? No divorce here

(Newser) - First it accidentally banned straight marriage: Now Texas has officially banned gay divorce. A state appeals court ruled yesterday that gay couples who legally marry in other states cannot get a divorce in Texas. The ruling follows a judge's October 2009 decision to allow two Dallas men who were married... More »

Texas Tries to Put Brakes on Gay Divorce

Attorney General is appealing two cases

(Newser) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott isn't just fighting gay marriage—he's fighting gay divorce, too. He's appealing a court decision to grant a divorce to a couple of lesbians in Austin, and another splitting up a pair of gay men in Dallas. His logic: defending the “traditional definition of... More »

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