Skip to comments.Judge: Married Women Canít Divorce In Alabama
Posted on 03/13/2014 7:45:19 PM PDT by massmike
A judge ruled Wednesday that two women who were legally married in Iowa cant divorce in Alabama, which doesnt recognize same-sex marriages.
Circuit Judge Karen Hall of Huntsville issued a two-sentence order throwing out the uncontested divorce of Shrie Michelle Richmond and Kirsten Allysse Richmond.
Shrie Richmond filed the complaint this month saying the two were legally married in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2012. The suit said the two women, who are separated, no longer get along and want a divorce.
The other woman didnt fight the divorce. But the judges decision said the case was being dismissed because laws in Alabama, which still prohibit same-sex unions, do not apply in such cases.
The Iowa Supreme Court overturned that states ban on gay marriages in 2009, and state law requires couples seeking a divorce in the state to live there for one year beforehand.
Attorney Patrick Hill, who represents Shrie Richmond, said neither of the women wants to move to get a divorce.
Theyre both from here in Alabama, and this is where their homes, family and friends are, he said.
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There, that is a whole lot more accurate headline.
Finally some common sense (and respect of the rule of law) from the bench!
this is a LANDMINE Decision!
Let the games begin.
Too bad. False premise, accurate response.
The judge makes sense. How could s/he distribute their property when they are NOT recognized as legally married?
An INTERESTING TWIST to their non-marriage.
NO STATE should recognize same-sex marriages. They are an abomination to every faith and should be the same to every human on earth. Homosexuality is a CHOICE. Who, in his/her right mind would CHOOSE that? It is absurd.
But...but...what happens to their cats? Who gets custody of Mr. Mittens and Molly Meow?
*SNORT* Idiots. And WTF? Both don’t want to MOVE back to Alabama? Did they MOVE to IA to get married in the first place?
What a friggin’ mess. And who gets rich? The lawyers! Are we certain lawyers aren’t behind all this 24/7 gay-ness? I’m starting to think that they are!
Why not? You did it to commit the fraud in the first place.
But they ‘moved’ to get married, did they not?
I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee.
That should take care of their sham mirage.
Love this verdict and love how long the same sex alliance lasted. “We’re not getting along.” In Illinois, there was a big rainbow sign that read, “FREEDOM TO MARRY!” All I could think was, if you think marriage is a freedom, give your head a shake!
Neither is my Texas will. Different state, different laws in all kinds of situations.
A federal judge will overturn it and rewrite state law on a whim, although never given such powers
If the state doesn’t recognize their “marriage”, and they are current residents, they’re not married to begin with. There is nothing to “divorce”.
Maybe they should go back to Iowa to get divorced.
Good show Alabama.
More like road trip!!
I used to think that Saudi divorces were like that. NOT SO. Maybe other Muslims are like that; I don't know.
Couples marry into EXTENDED FAMILIES and many couple are related, so divorce ISN'T done easily AT ALL. The matriarchs of a family decide who marries whom. It's "all in the family." It's been that way to keep the wealth and children (boys) in the family compound.
Also only the wealthiest men marry more than one woman.
I asked the 30 Saudi men I worked with about that and they ALL said: "One wife is enough."
Apparently if a man marries two or more he has to be FANATICALLY equal in the distribution of ... everything. That is an impossibility. The Saudi men I worked with it knew that. ONE wife was enough. THOSE guys didn't divorce because they married their cousins and one does NOT divorce one's cousin. They also didn't play around because EVERYONE knew EVERYONE'S business.