Jesse Green – whose too-infrequent work in New York magazine includes an excellent article on parents of transgender teenagers – published his latest for the magazine, looking at one of the next steps in the reality of marriage equality: divorce.
In “From ‘I Do’ to ‘I’m Done'” Green profiles several LGBT couples who found a way to legally wed, including Kevin Muir and Sam Ritchie. The couple were together over seven years when they realized their relationship was falling apart and then they had to seek divorce.
It’s not as uncommon as you might think – Julie and Hillary Goodridge, leaders in the successful fight for marriage equality in Massachusetts divorced after four years of marriage – but the legal ramifications are, as Green says, uncharted waters that many laws like DOMA tend to confound.
But the difficulty is not just legal, as Green continues: