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?