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The Gay Divorcée

It’s one thing for a gay couple not to be able to get married. But, what’s even worse, according to some gay couples who have moved away from the state where their unions were "celebrated," is that now they can’t seem to get divorced. If a state does not permit same-sex marriage, then it cannot grant a divorce for a marriage it does not recognize. Couples who have moved away from the states where they celebrated their nuptials find that they need to return--in some cases for at least a year--in order to celebrate their termination. Accordingly, some lawmakers are seeking to pass legislation permitting "gay divorce," even if the state does not otherwise permit gay marriage. Critics charge that this is just a back door entry point for gay marriage legislation . . . um . . . well, you know what I mean.

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There is a comedy gold-mine here, perhaps a "Gay Would-Be Divorcees on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," for whoever has the guts to do it.

In some states a court can declare a marriage not to exist and even order a property settlement. This might be used for the second "marriage" of a bigamist.

Really classy joke, Ponzi.

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