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Thursday, 03 December 2015 00:12

A First Same-Sex Divorce Pronounced In Mississippi

Written by 

Lauren Dana



In Mississippi, a state court has granted a divorce to a same-sex couple.

After having won the right to marry, one of the next battles for us is the divorce, because access to marriage does not automatically give access the right to divorce.

The case of Lauren Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melancon who wanted to separate took no less than two years and several appeals before the divorce was officially pronounced.

Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. had initially refused to recognize their marriage celebrated in 2008 in California. No recognition so no possible dissolution.

The decision of the Supreme Court was a first step to be recognized before the divorce can finally be pronounced and that these women can continue more serenely their lives.

Photo by The Associated Press


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