Skip to comments.Same-sex couples in Pennsylvania now cheering ability to divorce too
Posted on 05/21/2014 5:28:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
It finally sank in for Suzanne Rotondo when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday he wouldn't contest a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage: She could finally get a divorce.
The Keystone State was the last holdout in the Northeast to recognize gay marriage.
"It feels like my birthday," said Rotondo, 45, who lives in Philadelphia. "I just feel this excitement. Of course there's no 'Yay, divorce,' but it's a victory for being able to have agency, have a say in your own destiny."
Rotondo married her partner a decade ago in Massachusetts on their 10th anniversary, which happened to be the first day Massachusetts allowed same-sex couples to wed. At the time, they had a 1-year-old together.
The couple eventually moved to Philadelphia, where Rotondo went to graduate school and started a business, and in 2008, the two women came to the conclusion: Their marriage wasn't working out.
They decided to divorce, but were startled to find out that because Pennsylvania did not recognize their marriage, it would not grant them a divorce. They couldn't go to another state because most other states require that at least one partner live in a state for six months or more before the couple could be granted a divorce.
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Obviously racist Tea Party types are behind this! Gays just want equality and love, I tell ya!
“Yes, now we can spit on God, and also screw people for their savings and property too!”
And it still would be a "holdout" if some judge didn't impose it on the state. Everything opponents said about how gay marriage would play out came true, but much faster than even I thought it would. The BS that Libs spewed about each state getting to do what it wants was a complete, monumental lie, and they knew it.
Cute little human interest angle here, I see. Maybe next they can do a story about the children whose lives are ruined because they have been deliberately denied a mother or a father. That would be a giggle for the Democrat Satanists, I’m sure.
And now you know, boys and girls, why the American Bar Association was so supportive of this. All they cared about was the future business these “marriages” would bring them - in the form of the inevitable divorces.
They are now able to commit adultry
Yet another reason to whole heartedly vote for this RINO this fall.
“At the time, they had a 1-year-old together.”
NO, they didn’t! How do two people of the same sex have a child “together?”
Please, no pics.
Divorce seems a bit redundant, given the number of partners that get exchanged in that culture.
Remember to the leftist mind, any lie to advance an agenda they want is justified because it ultimately serves their defintion of the so-called “common good.”
They might have had a one year old in their home, but they didn't have one together.
I'm sure they knew that before they even got to PA. They were looking for a way to mess with PA law. The activists will go to every state in the union that doesn't recognize homosexual marriage trying to force the issue.
New business ops:
Gay wedding planners
Gay divorce layers
Must be able to manage hissy fits and histrionics.
There. Fixed it.
With biotechnology, two same-sex people are able to have a child together. If they're both men, a surrogate womb can be used.
It is unlikely to be the case here, however.