Skip to comments.'Poster couple' for gay rights in California is divorcing
Posted on 02/08/2012 2:30:23 PM PST by IbJensen
When gay couples first sought the right to legally wed in California, they argued that they were entitled to all of the benefits of marital bliss.
It was only a matter of time before that benefit extended to the right to split up.
Robin Tyler filed for divorce from Diane Olson on Jan. 25. The pair were among 14 same-sex couples who originally challenged the ban in 2008.
In an exclusive interview with NBC4, Tyler spoke about her decision.
"We're human and we went through difficult times," Tyler said. The marriage ran its course, she said.
Tyler and Olson have known each other for 40 years and were together as a couple for 18. They were the poster couple for gay and lesbian rights.
When they wed, in June of 2008, they had gone to the Beverly Hills Courthouse every year for seven years to apply for -- and be denied -- a marriage license.
The ceremony on the steps of the same courthouse was a monumental moment for gay couples everywhere.
"I don't know how to describe it -- I wanted this all my life," Olson told the Jewish Journal that day. "Every time I went to a girlfriend's wedding, and when my brother got married, it was something I always wanted for myself. It looks like God must have wanted it for me, too."
In November 2008 voters passed Prop. 8, banning gay marriage. Tyler and the thousands of other gay and lesbian couples who wed before Nov. 4, 2008, were allowed to remain married but same-sex couples who wanted to get married were forbidden under the new law.
During the prolonged litigation over Prop. 8, Olson marveled at the scope of the ban.
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Perhaps it was time to either clean the carpet or get all new.
“It looks like God must have wanted it for me, too.”
Why would God want Sodom and Gomorrah all over again?
Oops, wrong type of thread . . .
“We’re human and we went through difficult times,” Tyler said. The marriage ran its course, she said.”
This about sums up the attitude of those who choose this lifestyle.
They protested for the right to marry for seven years, and the marriage lasted maybe three...
Unfortunately, it sums up the attitude of many heterosexual couples, as well ... and they are more likely - natural processes - to have children to be put through the wringer.
Okay, who gets custody of the dildo?................
Their reason for marriage ran its course once they had the fun of a wedding ceremony to celebrate their activist victory.
And, yes, I’m afraid that some normal marriages fall apart for the same reason sans the activism.
Oh, he’s governor through at least 2015.
Expect more of this. I should have become a divorce lawyer. If gay marraige becomes legal, there will be big money for divorce lawyers due to the overwhelming case load.
Gee, never could have seen this coming. Once they were out of the spot light and actually had to live a regular life away from the cameras and media (like real married couples do) they discovered it was hard work, and they didn’t want to do it any more. Just one more incident of two self-absorbed people, thinking it’s all about them, no commitment to each other, just to the idea.
He's running low on salt, maybe? Sorry, couldn't resist...
It sounds like she figures it is a disease.
It sounds like she figures it is a disease.
They weren’t content with just doing things that normal married couples do: recharge the vibrators, oil the dildos, clean the Snap-on-Tools, trim their hedges.
No. They had to have bells and continual music in their lives.
Fortunately they’re still young and attractive and can get on with their lives with other partners.
Even remotely comparing this ‘coupling’ to a normal marriage is not proper thinking. (That is considering if whether or not there is anything left of a polite society.)
Why do all lesbians look like middle-age truck drivers wearing a wig?
The novelty wore off and the fame disappeared, hence the reason to be married no longer existed.
Middle-age truck drivers will not be happy with you for saying that, watch out for big rigs creeping up behind you :^)
True-—no fault divorce made the contract of marriage worth less than other contracts. (unconstitutional).
Immoral, selfish people can not be selfless-—and moral. Most parents don’t instill moral character into their children which has to be done in the formative years. TV forms their superficial values which will never endure over hardships.
Love is about selflessness and that can’t exist in a “relationship” based on demeaning other’s bodies for one’s own selfish lust. You would never defile—commit sodomy or stick objects in orifices of someone you truly love. It is intrinsically disordered and immature.
At least they had the decency to trim their chin whiskers.
The “course” of a real marriage is supposed to run a lifetime.
I still believe the reason behind the push for marriage is a belief that a legal marriage bestows approval, blesings, perhaps even absolution. When that didn’t happen, and the guilt was still there, the need for the marriage vanished.
Yes, it's astonishing, when you think about it, that a person can't prevent a divorce if his spouse wants one ... but he can still be legally responsible for the spouse's credit card debt! (That was a general "he," feel free to substitute "she.")
This couple sounds like many male/female couples in the news: the wedding was what they really wanted, and afterward, being married just bored them, or at least one of them.
Yes-—selfish, me-me people who think nothing of others and children and society as a whole. They destroy all which is civil and decent and thinks the world owes them.
Right-—that void in their soul can never be filled.....even if government puts their “stamp” of approval on their demeaning actions and urges.
They can fool themselves for only so long although many don’t figure it out until too late. What a waste of life and time.
"Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it."
Seems to me their relationship became consumed and defined by defiance of the civil norm. When they became the norm, it lost its passion, its reason to continue existing.
Oh c’mon! Can’t ya take a joke? Sheesh! Ok, how about ah.... lumberjacks. Yeah, that’s the ticket,... lumberjacks. How come lesbians look like lumberjacks wearing wigs. Oh shoot... now I’ve probably offended lumberjacks. Better quit while I’m ahead. :-)
It looks like God must have wanted it for me, too.Eh, or not.
“At least they had the decency to trim their chin whiskers’’<. Yeah right? I’d hate to think what their under-arms look like. You’d probably find the TV remote in there.
Good grief, you can't go on the roads anymore and now you'll have to stay out of the woods.
You're painting yourself into a corner, just don't insult mountain climbers, LOL.
You’re right. I give up. Lesbos are just plain UGLY!! :-)
Or a nasty case of the Flu.
Naw, it's more like:
Dual air horns, the roar of the big Cummins Diesel, twin stacks belching black smoke about a foot off your back bumper, you know :^)
I love that exhaust smell! It makes me dizzy!
Those truck horns have startled me,even though I wasn’t the one being honked at.
I believe there are people who have put those horns on a regular pickup truck.