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In First, N.Y. Judge Allows Gay Divorce

February 29, 2008

In First, N.Y. Judge Allows Gay Divorce

Trial Court Ruling Appears to Be State’s First Allowing Divorce From Same-Sex Marriage

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In what appears to be the first ruling of its kind, a New York judge will allow a lesbian couple who married in Canada to sue for divorce.

Though New York does not allow same-sex marriages, a state trial court judge refused to dismiss a divorce and child custody suit brought by a woman, identified only as Beth R., against her former partner Donna M. Read article

Warren Shiell is a family law attorney in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills

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