DC Council Mulls Same-Sex Divorce Measure

Friday, 23 Dec 2011 09:56 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The District of Columbia City Council is considering a measure that would make it easier for same-sex couples who married in the District to get divorces after they have moved. The Civil Marriage Dissolution Equality Amendment Act of 2011 is now co-sponsored by nine of the 13 council members, The Washington Post reports.

The bill, introduced by Phil Mendelson, would allow same-sex couples who married and have moved from the District to divorce without having to return to the city for a mandatory six-month residency. The District approved same-sex marriage in 2009.

Six states and the District of Columbia have approved same-sex marriage but divorce laws have not kept pace. California and Delaware have recently passed laws easing residency requirements, the Post reported.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Low-Carb Diet Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss: Study

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 21:26 PM

Alow-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a  . . .

NYPD's Bratton Defends Response in Custody Death

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 19:48 PM

It appears New York City police officers behaved appropriately when they put a protective body wrap on drug user who lat . . .

Fast-Food Workers Seeking Raises Plan Strike in 150 Cities

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 19:42 PM

Fast-food workers in 150 U.S. cities plan to protest this week in what could be the largest strike since the demonstrati . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved