Same Sex Couples Face Special Challenges When Divorcing in Massachusetts. While it may seem more and more states are legalizing same sex marriage.
Hodges, now any married same sex couple can also get a divorce. Prior to the ruling, if a couple was married in a state that supported same sex marriage, but had residency in a state that did not support same sex marriage, the couple could not get divorced in their own state.
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Today Massachusetts is considered one of the more legally progressive states regarding Various other laws involving adult consensual sexual behavior were amended, Divorce laws generally mutated to feature no-fault options, with any Lewd Behavior; Reproductive Rights; Same-Sex Marriage; Sex O∑enses. If you and your partner were legally married or validly entered into the same-sex civil union or domestic partnership in another state, and you currently reside in Rhode Island, Massachusetts or Connecticut, it is now legal to get divorced.