Gay Divorce and You

Gay, or same-sex divorce, is a relatively new phenomenon since the historic passage of Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 in which the U.S. Supreme court legitimized same-sex marriage in every state. Massachusetts had been ahead of the curve since it legalized same-sex marriage in 2004 in the case of Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, declaring that it was a violation of our state’s constitution to allow only heterosexual marriages. But of course, most of the problems that plague heterosexual couples also impact gay couples with some distinctions since 13 states had banned same-sex marriage before Obergefell.