The public face of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts became an appearance of divorce as one of the pioneering couples of same-sex marriage there called it quits after 4 years of marriage. Julia and Hillary Goodridge, along with six other LGBT couples, had filed a lawsuit in 2004 in Massachusetts, making the state the first in the nation to allow same-sex marriages.
According to a source close to the two lesbian women, the two realized they had less in common after they got married in 2004 and filed for divorce last week. After 20 years of being together and 4 years of marriage, they simply grew apart like all straight and gay couples.
Here in California, same-sex marriage and LGBT domestic partnership issues continue to be in the public forefront with the California Supreme Court’s upcoming review of Proposition 8 regarding legalizing same-sex marriage. A ruling is expected between March and June of this year.
In my San Jose Family Law offices I work with LGBT clients to ensure that their legal needs are served with compassion and dignity. If you are thinking of starting a domestic partnership or wish to end one, proper legal planning is key. Our San Jose domestic partnership and San Jose LGBT lawyer services will effectively represent your concerns and ensure that your valuable legal rights are preserved and enforced. Call me today to schedule an appointment.