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From same sex marriage to same sex divorce

Same sex marriage is currently hotly debated across the country. But with Massachusetts being one of the first states to legalize same sex marriage, that controversy is largely settled in the commonwealth. Now the commonwealth is facing a more practical problem: the process of same sex divorce.

A same-sex married couple's pursuit of citizenship

For many couples, getting married is pretty simple. However, other couples experience all sorts of obstacles in the process of legally committing to each other. Same-sex couples, in particular, face legal difficulties when marrying. While Massachusetts same-sex couples can marry, these couples may still encounter difficulties with federal laws.

Federal law versus state law in same-sex divorces

The number of states where same-sex marriage is legal continues to grow. As more same-sex couples marry and have children in these states, the number of same-sex divorces will likely also increase. According to one report, a national committee is working to find solutions for legal issues which arise as a result of differences in federal and state same-sex marriage laws.

Civil union considered equal to marriage in Massachusetts

Legal marriage and divorce between a man and a woman has been around for many years and the law has had time to develop around the issues that present during divorce. While there is certainly a wide variety of difference in the details of each state's marriage laws, there is a consistency in the general ideals surrounding the basic foundation of the laws.

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