I’m still laughing. And crying. Apparently a homosexual couple married in Iowa is being refused a same-sex divorce in Missouri. And they are bringing the case to the MO Supreme Court. Classic:
The men were married in Iowa two years ago and tried to divorce in St. Louis County, but were told the court didn’t have jurisdiction because of Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Missouri ACLU Executive Director Jeffrey Mittman argues that, especially in light of recent court rulings, that is no longer the case.
“The state court in the case of barrier has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the state of Missouri to refuse to recognize marriages,” Mittman says. “Therefore, under Missouri law, any couple who is married elsewhere has the right to go a court here and get a divorce.”
This kind of reminds me of the comments Zak Galifianakis made in jest during his interview with Barack Obama on “Between Two Ferns”:
Galifianakis: You know what I would do if I were president, Mr. President? I would make same-sex divorce illegal, then see how bad they want it.
Obama: I think that’s … why you’re not president. And that’s a good thing.
That actually does seem like precisely what has happened. And it doesn’t seem to be an issue that will go away soon. With monogamy rates for homosexuals at their traditional levels, I would imagine lasting relationships, with or without the “sacred” bond of marriage, will continue to be scarce in that community. According to one (homosexual) writer:
Is it possible for two gay men to be in a long-term relationship and remain monogamous?
The short answer? Of course it is. But for the frustrated but hopeful “monogay,” it often seems nearly impossible to find a homo couple who have surpassed the five-year mark without opening up their relationship in one way or another. Naturally, each couple is different, complete with a brow-furrowing set of rules that they have constructed over the years. Whether its “playing” as a couple only or allowing for out-of-town flings or no-kissing-allowed or sexual-position-specific extracurricular hookups, one thing is for certain: Monogamy it is not.
Assuming that most of these gay couples started out with at least the attempt of keeping it in their pants outside the relationship, why does monogamy appear to be so difficult for gay couples to maintain?
Right. So, next on the docket of the gay rights agenda: same-sex divorce. And lots of it.