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Massachusetts gays divorcing
December 10, 2004 9:21 PM   Subscribe

Gay divorce Well, if the track record of straight marriages is any indication, this was bound to happen sooner or later. "Less than seven months after same-sex couples began tying the knot in Massachusetts, the state is seeing ts first gay divorces."
posted by livingsanctuary (20 comments total)

 
See? We're just like you straight people.
posted by AlexReynolds at 9:25 PM on December 10, 2004


what Alex said. No one should be surprised by this.
posted by amberglow at 9:31 PM on December 10, 2004


Edward Everett Horton was really good in that.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:37 PM on December 10, 2004


We've already had this, in Canada.

As I recall, they couldn't even legally get divorced, as the laws for divorce referred specifically to heterosexual couples.
posted by vernondalhart at 9:43 PM on December 10, 2004


We're like straight people? Does that mean I have to give up my superpowers?
posted by fvw at 9:50 PM on December 10, 2004


This must be a painful paradox for Bushite conservatives:

"Hate...gays...but...divorce...wrong...."
posted by clockzero at 9:52 PM on December 10, 2004


I must shamefully admit this made me snicker just a little: "The most difficult part of the settlement appeared to be custody of their three cats, who will live exclusively with the professor."
posted by AlexReynolds at 9:56 PM on December 10, 2004


I hope they signed a gay prenup. I'd hate to have to give up half my gay earnings.
posted by unsupervised at 10:34 PM on December 10, 2004


Surely not.

C'mon, somebody was going to.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:39 PM on December 10, 2004


First driver: "I hear that over in California, when two fags split up, one of them has to give the other one half their property"
Second driver [nodding in appreciation] "man, they're way ahead out there"
(Taxi Driver)

clockzero: I'm sure they get round it by hating gays who get divorced twice as much.
posted by Infinite Jest at 10:42 PM on December 10, 2004


C'mon, somebody was going to.
I guess I was too subtle.

posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:52 PM on December 10, 2004


What two people do in the privacy of probate court is nobody's business but their own.
posted by kjh at 11:03 PM on December 10, 2004


PST -- whoosh. More like I was too thick.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:17 PM on December 10, 2004


Infinite Jest--I bought you today. I have a long vacation ahead of me in a snow-covered state.
posted by clockzero at 11:42 PM on December 10, 2004


During the period when alot of these couples were lined up for blocks to get married, I kept wondering how many of them would wake up the next day thinking "oh shit!". Seriously, that's a *lot* of people who were rushing to get married! I wondered how many were doing it because they "could" and not clearly thinking out the consequences.
posted by punkrockrat at 8:17 AM on December 11, 2004


I wondered how many were doing it because they "could" and not clearly thinking out the consequences.

Are you talking about gay couples in San Francisco, or straight couples at drive-thru marriage chapels in Las Vegas?
posted by AlexReynolds at 10:27 AM on December 11, 2004


Well, these marriages lasted about 105 times as long as Britney Spears's first marriage did.
posted by orange swan at 1:29 PM on December 11, 2004


Won't someone think of the kittens?
posted by AlexReynolds at 2:27 PM on December 11, 2004


Not news. I know a male Danish/Filipino who has had two same-sex marriages and divorced from both of them.
posted by biffa at 6:43 PM on December 11, 2004


The last two relationships were hard enough to get out of due to joint ownership of property, etc. So, the marriage thing was not all too appealing. Perhaps, I am a heretic in the brethren, but those non-sanctioned "divorces" were enough to leave me wondering why marriage would be a good thing.

Spare me the HRC rhetoric: I know it is about equal treatment under the law. It just doesn't make sense for me personally.
posted by sillygit at 9:04 PM on December 11, 2004


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