Skip to comments.After 2 years, same-sex marriage icons split up (Bush's fault)
Posted on 07/21/2006 7:32:55 AM PDT by presidio9
They told the world that their relationship was like any other and that's why they should be allowed to marry. Now, friends say, they are showing once again that they are just like any other couple: Two years after getting married, Julie and Hillary Goodridge, lead plaintiffs in the state's landmark gay marriage case, are splitting.
Mary Breslauer, a spokeswoman for the couple, confirmed the separation last night. She said the couple are focused now on trying to do what is best for their daughter, Annie, 10.
``Julie and Hillary Goodridge are amicably living apart," Breslauer said in a telephone interview. ``As always their number one priority is raising their daughter, and like the other plaintiff couples in this case, they made an enormous contribution toward equal marriage. But they are no longer in the public eye, and request that their privacy be respected."
Breslauer said they have not filed for divorce. She would not comment on their plans and offered no other details.
Supporters of gay marriage had cast them as the face of their cause: happily together for two decades, financially stable, loving parents, and in 2004, able to legally wed. Julie Goodridge, 49, is president of NorthStar Asset Management, an investment advisory firm, and Hillary, 50, is program director for the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program.
``I just think this really doesn't say anything," Breslaeur said yesterday when asked by a reporter about the significance of the separation. ``Our families, like other families, can face tough times, with many making it through those moments, but some not."
Since gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts in May 2004, about 7,300 same - sex couples have obtained licenses, according to a Globe survey earlier this year. There have been about 45 divorces; the number of separations has
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Julie and Hillary Goodridge attended a gay marriage rally held at the State House on Feb. 20, 2004. They married that May. (Globe Staff File Photo / Bill Greene)
Like no one saw this coming????
There's no reason why we should have seen this coming. These two had been together for 20 years. That's a long time for any couple. If anything, it shows how sometimes, marriage ruins relationships.
Men trapped in women's bodies -- or is it the other way around?
They should televise this case, just figuring out who gets what and then alimony should be hilarious.
The one on the right looks just like Cindy Sheehan, only with better hair.
A new reason why gays shouldn't be allowed to get married; THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE TO GO THRU THE PAIN AND HEARTACHE OF GETTING DIVORCED LIKE ALL OF US HETEROSEXUALS.
There's a big reason. They both have an admitted mental disorder. Problems like that are just not good for marriages these days which strain even healthy couples.
That marriage was done, lickety-split...
Yup. That's a well known statistic: Couples living together for years - out of wedlock - who then get married split up at alarming rates.
I notice that Hillary works with the Unitarian Church. Gee. What a surprise!
I always wondered, though, if you cut in on a pair of lesbians dancing, whose shoulder do you tap?
I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body.
Now they would like privacy nottttttt
The one in the left is kinda cute.
The one that wears the stra........ Forget it... : )
in a butchy dyke kinda way?
No, the "man" is on the right. The gal on the left is the bottom.
That's not saying a whole lot. The Sheehan woman looks like she avoids combs like dracula dodges garlic crucifixes.
I'm curious to know the real reason for the break-up. Was it infidelity?
I guess one of them wanted to change the carpet and drapes.
You need your eyeglasses checked...
I know an easy way to end gay divorce,
eliminate gay marriage...
That one on the left looks a lot like Hillary Clinton.
Possibly you have teh ghey.
exactly, i bet if she went from a carpet to a hardwood floor, that might've kept it going... : )
That obvious...the one you DON'T want to dance with!!!
Well, isn't that special?
Maybe it was just the contrast with the gal clapping on the far right that is affecting my vision. LOL
Now I know! OK! The good-looking lesbian!
One reason for the break up could be that one gets up earlier than the other. Some people just like to wake up at the crack of dawn.
The other woman was named Fidelity?
Why do they all resemble Cindy Shehag?
The good-looking lesbian!
Not all of 'em wear flannel you know.
Once their common cause of thrusting their lifestyle on all and destroying traditional marriage was done, so were they.
Yeah, nice stopping power.
Any suggestions for ending the 50%+ divorce rate for straight couples?
>Any suggestions for ending the 50%+ divorce rate for straight couples?,
Do away with no fault divorce.Require pre-marital counceling.
Don't allow second marriages. 1st time divorce rate is significantly below 50%.
Right you are: In order to destroy the concept of marriage, you first have to degrade and weaken it as an institution. "Gay marriage" is an attack from inside the fortress called "family."
yes, have the Massachusetts supreme court force the legislature to make up a new law calling divorce something else and completly change the meaning of the word, then have the MA state senate not allow anyone in the state to vote on it even though the voters petitioned to vote on it, oh sorry that's what they did to marriage
"Divorce rate" is one of those terms that is great for bar bets and never ending arguments. The majority of people who get married, get married only once. And the majority of people who get divorced, get divorced only once. Most divorce comes from a smaller minority who have many marriages (and divorces). Depending on how you think and argue about "divorce rate" anyone can win!
I'll take the 1965 Dodgers against the 1927 Yankees.
(Although the content of this comment has nothing to do with lesbian relationship, I hope I'm still on point.)
That's cool, because the '98 Yankees would beat them both.
Two words: Koufax, Drysdale.
(And to stay on thread, it isn't too surprising that gay and lesbian marriages should suffer divorces in a way that is similar to straight marriages. This particular case is tough with the involvement of children.)