Julie and Hillary Goodridge: Lesbian Couple who Led the Fight for Gay Marriage in Massachusetts File for Divorce



File this one under, don’t ask for things they might come true. Julie and Hillary Goodridge were among seven gay couples who filed a lawsuit that led to a court ruling making Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex marriages in 2004 have filed for divorce.

The couple became the public face of the debate in the state and married the first day same-sex marriages became legal.

The divorce case was filed last week in Suffolk Probate and Family Court and was not unexpected. The couple announced they were separating in 2006.

I wonder if it would have been an easier separation for the couple had their been no marriage?

Posted February 4, 2009 by
Bizarre | 5 comments

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    5 Responses to “Julie and Hillary Goodridge: Lesbian Couple who Led the Fight for Gay Marriage in Massachusetts File for Divorce”

    1. txchic on February 4th, 2009 10:51 am

      this really doesn’t surprise me do to the high divorce rate in general. i really don’t have an issue with gay marriage so long as individual church’s aren’t forced to perform ceremonies. once you’ve witnessed 1st hand the problems that arise when a couple isn’t allowed to be recognized as such you tend to see things differently (such as spousal health care).

      i wish them both the best.

    2. caesu on February 4th, 2009 11:35 am

      so the other 6 couples are still married?
      that’s already a lower divorce rate than straight couples.

    3. buster on February 4th, 2009 12:24 pm

      I guess the carpet wore out

    4. dee on February 4th, 2009 2:37 pm

      buster…come on now “the carpet wore out” funny yes, appropriate no….good sense of humor….though.

    5. lex on January 19th, 2012 11:38 am

      i agree with caesu this is a good rate though if you think it through…apparently it is not a bad thing for same sex marriage especially if the divorce rates are much lower than heterosexual divorces

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