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.
Drop the lawyer. Take a road trip to Jamaica. Jump together over a stick backward. Voila. You’re single things.
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?
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.
Well they never were MARRIED in the first place...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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??
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..
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.
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.
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.
I say they are stuck with each other. This is what they wanted, this is what they get.
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!
“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.
Vegas does drive through marriages. Some state needs to do drive through divorces. Make a mint...
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.
Til death do you part.
Put em in the Octogon and let them settle the matter.
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.
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.
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).
Looks like this was a state court, which tend to be more sane. Wait until the leftist federal courts get to weigh in.
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.
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.