It wasn’t that long ago that same-sex marriage seemed like an impossibility. Now, though, same-sex marriage is legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia, and several other states have laws under which same-sex couples can enter into domestic partnerships or civil unions that are the legal equivalent of marriage. Any same-sex couple in America can travel to one of the marriage-equality states and tie the knot. But if a same-sex marriage doesn’t work out, what happens then? Some states that don’t recognize same-sex marriages also don’t recognize same-sex divorce—and residency requirements can make it difficult for couples to simply seek a divorce in another state. Marriage and divorce can be pretty complicated for same-sex couples. Get the information you need here.
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