Gay Couple Married In Mass. Can't Divorce In R.I

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A lesbian couple who married in Massachusetts cannot get divorced in their home state of Rhode Island, the state’s highest court ruled Friday in a setback to gay rights advocates who sought greater recognition for same-sex relationships.

The Rhode Island Supreme Court, in a 3-2 decision, said the family court lacks the authority to grant a divorce because state lawmakers have not defined marriage as anything other than between a man and a woman.


Maybe they should get divorced in Massachusetts where they got married…law is the law, follow it…JMHO…

would have to live there for a year

I don’t see the problem. In R.I. they aren’t legally married so a divorce isn’t needed. It looks to me like they just wanted to try and force the state to recognize gay marriage in an indirect way. Now they have to sit down and divvy up things in an amicable manner. Or move back to MA if they want a court to settle it.

I am sure you are right

Good observation, UTR.