Massachusetts Couple Who Led Gay Marriage Fight File For Divorce

4 02 2009


Via the Associated Press:

” A lesbian couple who led the fight for gay marriage in Massachusetts have filed for divorce.

Julie and Hillary Goodridge were among seven gay couples who filed a lawsuit that led to a court ruling making Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex marriages in 2004. The couple became the public face of the debate in the state and married the first day same-sex marriages became legal.

The divorce case was filed last week in Suffolk Probate and Family Court and was not unexpected. The couple announced they were separating in 2006.

Messages left for the Goodridges were not immediately returned Tuesday. “

My opinion from the get-go in the whole gay-marriage issue has been “let them marry, they have a right to be as miserable as everyone else”, so I’m not even going to pretend I’m surprised about this.  I am disappointed, however. It seems if you’re a pioneer couple in a matter like this, you would at least fake the continuation of your marriage and just bone other women or something, if only to keep supporting the cause you fought for.  This is like if Susan B. Anthony fighting for women’s suffrage just so she could have the ability to vote against women’s suffrage.



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