Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Now, Gay Divorce

Why do we have to read about what is going on in Massachusetts in a Scottish online paper?

From Scotsman.com News - International - Seven-month itch leads to first gay divorces:

"LESS than seven months after same-sex couples began tying the knot in Massachusetts, the state is seeing its first gay divorces.

Newlyweds seeking to renounce the vows they so recently took have been trickling into probate courts across the state, filling out obsolete forms that still read 'husband' and 'wife'.

Josh Friedes, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Freedom To Marry Coalition, said the rapid divorces are no cause for concern.

'It would be wonderful if every marriage lasted until a couple lived to a ripe old age, but unfortunately we know from our heterosexual peers that all too often there are irreconcilable differences, and divorce is often the most humane option,' Friedes said. 'Anyone who argues that gay and lesbian couples divorcing is grounds for opposing gay marriage is being incredibly hypocritical.' "