Judge denies divorce for lesbian couple

Find Your State

Know the laws in your state that protect LBGT people and people living with HIV.

Our Sponsors

February 6, 2011

"The Nebraska Constitution prevents gay couples who've married in other states from getting divorces in Nebraska, a state judge told a lesbian couple seeking an end to their 2003 marriage.

"...Ken Upton Jr., an attorney for advocacy group Lambda Legal, said state laws and constitutional amendments in opposition to gay marriage are a departure from the legal reciprocity states have historically paid to each other and 'are just beginning to create untold problems we have not been forced to face before.'

"'The first thing we tell same-sex couples who live in a non-recognition state: Think long and hard before you get married and return home. Not only do you face the lack of access to divorce courts, you lack the safeguards that state marriage laws provide different-sex married couples,' he said."

Read more on journalstar.com