Not Everyone in an Unhappy Marriage Can Get a Divorce

Couple gets married in Massachusetts.

Couple splits up in Pennsylvania.

One of the couple files for divorce in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Judge dismisses divorce action.

Couple are lesbians.

Pennsylvania does not recognize gay marriage.

Therefore, according to trial judge, Pennsylvania cannot grant couple a divorce.

Except that New York and New Jersey don’t recognize gay marriage either … but will grant a divorce to gay couples.

In the meantime, gay couples married in states that have legalized gay marriage cannot obtain divorces or obtain orders on property division and support in several states that do not recognize gay marriages or gay divorces, such as Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Read more in this Boston Herald article: Pa. judge refuses to grant same-sex divorce after Mass. marriage.