Couple gets married in Vermont, wants to get divorced in Nebraska, and that’s a typical story, right? Except that it’s a same-sex couple, and that whole long ago useless Federalism thing is making things weird. In this case, the judge says that since same-sex couples can’t marry in Nebraska, they surely can’t divorce either:
Judge Randall Rehmeier ruled that a lesbian couple married in Vermont eight years ago couldn’t get a divorce decree in Nebraska because Nebraska only recognizes heterosexual marriage.
The divorce was sought by a Nebraska City woman who wanted to break the Vermont marriage with her partner.
However, Rehmeier did issue a ruling involving parenting, visitation rights for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, child support and other matters.