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?