Colorado Finalizes Its First Same-Sex Divorce
Last month, the State of Colorado finalized its first same-sex divorce case.
Juli Yim and Lorelei Jones were married in Massachusetts in 2009, where same-sex marriage is legally recognized. In July 2013, Colorado legalized their divorce making them the first recognized same-sex marriage to be legally dissolved.
Although gay couples are not permitted to marry in Colorado, gay couples who were legally wed elsewhere can seek and obtain a divorce under the Colorado state statute.
On the contrary, the Texas Court of Appeals recently dismissed a divorce action ruling that the Texas state statute did not provide for divorce of same-sex couples. The Texas Supreme Court has taken the issue on appeal but has not yet heard arguments in the matter.