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Judge: Married Women Canít Divorce In Alabama
http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 03/13/2014 | n/a

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 can’t divorce in Alabama, which doesn’t 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 didn’t fight the divorce. But the judge’s 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 state’s 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.

“They’re both from here in Alabama, and this is where their homes, family and friends are,” he said.

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1 posted on 03/13/2014 7:45:19 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike
"Married" women lesbians cannot "divorce" in Alabama.

There, that is a whole lot more accurate headline.

2 posted on 03/13/2014 7:49:20 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: massmike

Finally some common sense (and respect of the rule of law) from the bench!


3 posted on 03/13/2014 7:49:46 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: massmike

this is a LANDMINE Decision!


4 posted on 03/13/2014 7:50:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: BwanaNdege

Let the games begin.


5 posted on 03/13/2014 7:50:21 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: massmike

Too bad. False premise, accurate response.


6 posted on 03/13/2014 7:51:13 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: massmike
A judge ruled Wednesday that two women who were legally married in Iowa can’t divorce in Alabama, which doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages.

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.

7 posted on 03/13/2014 7:51:37 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: massmike

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!


8 posted on 03/13/2014 7:51:49 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: All
Attorney Patrick Hill, who represents Shrie Richmond, said neither of the women wants to move to get a divorce.

Why not? You did it to commit the fraud in the first place.

9 posted on 03/13/2014 7:53:04 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: BwanaNdege

But they ‘moved’ to get married, did they not?


10 posted on 03/13/2014 7:53:10 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: massmike

I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee.

That should take care of their sham mirage.


11 posted on 03/13/2014 7:54:49 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: massmike

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!


12 posted on 03/13/2014 7:56:44 PM PDT by madameguinot
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To: massmike

Neither is my Texas will. Different state, different laws in all kinds of situations.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 7:58:19 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: massmike

A federal judge will overturn it and rewrite state law on a whim, although never given such powers


14 posted on 03/13/2014 7:59:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: massmike

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”.


15 posted on 03/13/2014 8:00:38 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: massmike

Maybe they should go back to Iowa to get divorced.
Good show Alabama.


16 posted on 03/13/2014 8:01:16 PM PDT by Texas resident
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To: cloudmountain

Mental lllness


17 posted on 03/13/2014 8:01:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Move?

More like road trip!!


18 posted on 03/13/2014 8:02:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: logitech
I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee.
That should take care of their sham mirage.

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.

19 posted on 03/13/2014 8:12:09 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: GeronL

No doubt.


20 posted on 03/13/2014 8:12:30 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: massmike

Drop the lawyer. Take a road trip to Jamaica. Jump together over a stick backward. Voila. You’re single things.


21 posted on 03/13/2014 8:14:30 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; massmike

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m starting to regret not going to law school. In a field where Ben Crump, John Edwards, Michelle Robinson-Obama and Josh Saviano make a mint who know how well we’d do?


22 posted on 03/13/2014 8:16:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: cloudmountain
NO STATE should recognize same-sex marriages. They are an abomination to every faith and should be the same to every human on earth.

Yet the new faith is in man and liberals, who have no transcendent objective standard. But the nation that sanctions abomination is under condemnation, and is headed for damnation.

23 posted on 03/13/2014 8:17:44 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: JSDude1

Well they never were MARRIED in the first place...


24 posted on 03/13/2014 8:18:36 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: GeronL

Amazing no state has the balls to just say ‘No”.

Take it to a higher court and push it. And if eventually the supremes rule against the state, let them enforce it. Eventually it will come to that. Might as well get it over with.


25 posted on 03/13/2014 8:20:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: massmike

A ruse by the gays to get gay marriage legally recognized in all states. To grant a divorce requires the court to acknowledge that a legal marriage exists in the first place.


26 posted on 03/13/2014 8:20:28 PM PDT by Jim Hill
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To: massmike

I have known a lot of lesbians - the security industry seems to attract them.

Their relationships go something like this :

Madly in love - happiest I have ever been - having sex anywhere and at anytime we can -
6 weeks later moved in together -
2 weeks later bought a puppy together - constant texting a professions of love -
6 months later - I hate that cheating effing wh#re, b*tch, sl*t - physical violence ensues - spends the next 2 years threatening and proving how much she hates the other one while having started and ended at least 2 other relationships in that time and running the same cycle - no wonder so many of them are depressed/suicidal.


27 posted on 03/13/2014 8:50:26 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Jim Hill
A ruse by the gays to get gay marriage legally recognized in all states. To grant a divorce requires the court to acknowledge that a legal marriage exists in the first place.

Most states will divorce couples who couldn't legally get married in the state. Different states have different rules about the minimum age to get married and about consanguinity (whether you can marry your cousin), but if you want a divorce, usually the only question is whether you were legally married in the place where the ceremony took place.

28 posted on 03/13/2014 8:54:48 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: massmike

seems like this judge has it right. How can the woman asking for a divorce have standing to seek the ‘dissolution’ of a marriage that doesn’t exist??


29 posted on 03/13/2014 8:55:19 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: melsec

They are also a ball of joy to have in your family. doing exactly what you describe. And turning everyone’s lives upside down in the process.

I had an inlaw that fit that to a ‘T’. Oh and her GF was black in a largely white area so we got the ‘racist thing’ to go along with the rest of the drama..


30 posted on 03/13/2014 9:02:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jim Hill

They all want to be ground breakers.

If it meant enough for them to travel to get married, then traveling to get a divorce should be a no brainer.

They probably just got ‘married’ to make a point. Another POS ridiculing something so sacred to so many.


31 posted on 03/13/2014 9:14:52 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: massmike

No worries, they don’t care what the judge says. Appeal to Supreme Court and have Kennedy (and his invisible 24/7 Constitutional convention) declare it legal, that is all they are doing, there are dozens such lawsuits in every state and they are basically racing to Supreme Court.


32 posted on 03/13/2014 9:33:01 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I am yet to see any state have the testicles to say no the Supreme Court. First step would be to stop taking earmarks from Washington.


33 posted on 03/13/2014 9:34:36 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: GeronL; massmike

I say they are stuck with each other. This is what they wanted, this is what they get.


34 posted on 03/13/2014 10:02:49 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I feel for ya Norm - it was so hard to keep up with who was with who and who hated who - but mostly the reasons for hate were that these people were not capable of monogamy or anything like faithfulness to one another and yet they want to get married? Well at least there will be more money and work for lawyers (like they need it) and more courts will have to be built to accommodate these revolving door relationships!


35 posted on 03/13/2014 11:22:45 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: melsec

“but mostly the reasons for hate were that these people were not capable of...”

Yup. Mentally wrecked people do mentally wrecked things. No shock they had to infiltrate the APA and change their pathology to ‘normal’. Because they sure couldn’t do it any other way. And from that, nothing but disaster for everyone flowed.

For 5000 years it was a problem and suppressed. Now it can be treated. Which of course they don’t want. Like a drug addict or alky.

But it’s still a problem. It’s still a mental dysfunction. And eventually the pendulum will swing back. Perhaps forcefully. At no point in world history have so few held such power for very long. And history always repeats.


36 posted on 03/13/2014 11:30:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: massmike

Vegas does drive through marriages. Some state needs to do drive through divorces. Make a mint...


37 posted on 03/14/2014 2:09:44 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: headstamp 2

That’s how I saw it. But that doesn’t get you the publicity you seek when you’re a mixed up, in your face, attention seeking homosexual activist.


38 posted on 03/14/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: massmike

Til death do you part.

Put em in the Octogon and let them settle the matter.


39 posted on 03/14/2014 4:38:48 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: massmike

Makes perfect sense - can’t undo what is not legally recognized as having been done. Granting a divorce would start the ball rolling to legitimize what Alabama has declared illegitimate. Need more judges like this.


40 posted on 03/14/2014 5:34:37 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: cloudmountain

I read a book by a Saudi Princess back in the 90s. She said the rich have more than one wife, because they can, and the poor might, because if you have very little, it doesn’t take much to pitch an extra tent next to your first one. The middle class is where one wife is enough.

I love the middle class. It gets the morality of an issue right more often than the rich and poor do, if only because immorality is less practical.


41 posted on 03/14/2014 7:20:36 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: massmike

Same sex spouses should get divorced in the state in which they married. Marriage is a state law question, and not every state has a law allowing same sex marriage (Thank God).


42 posted on 03/14/2014 7:23:42 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: JSDude1
Finally some common sense (and respect of the rule of law) from the bench!

Looks like this was a state court, which tend to be more sane. Wait until the leftist federal courts get to weigh in.

43 posted on 03/14/2014 7:41:18 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: married21
Well, in my five years in the KSA, there weren't any poor because the King made sure of that. "Poor," of course, depends on perspective.

The King HAS to spread the wealth. If he doesn't HIS OWN FAMILY does him in.
He also gives BILLION$ away every year in charity to poorer countries, both Muslim AND Christian.

As I said, I spoke with ALL the Saudi men I worked with and they ALL have one wife and, with their salaries, could indeed, afford another. But they ALL said: One wife is enough.

I think many folks still cling to the old cliches about the Muslims. They ought to LIVE there to see, hear and SMELL what it's like.

One VERY odd thing: Saudi employees can CHANGE their birth date THREE times. This allows them to work longer, which many of them do.

44 posted on 03/14/2014 9:25:04 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: massmike

You aren’t married in the eyes of the state if they don’t recognize your marriage.

Gay bullies in the newsroom need to STFU.


45 posted on 03/14/2014 2:20:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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