Marriage between same-sex couples is legally allowed in all parts of the U.S., thanks to the monumental Supreme Court ruling of 2015. Before the ruling, only 38% of same-sex cohabiting couples were married, compared to 61% in 2017. The divorce process for same-sex couples is, however, not as straightforward as that of heterosexual couples. Discussed below are some sticking points for same-sex divorce below: Duration of the Partnership Although gay marriage was legalized nationwide in 2015, some couples had been cohabiting for years.
20 January 2021