To introduce the topic of same-sex marriage in the State of Arizona, it’s helpful to start with a brief history:
Today, the legal system makes no distinction between same-sex marriages and marriages between opposite-sex spouses. That means a divorcing same-sex couple will legislate the same types of issues as those of a “traditional” divorcing couple, such as:
Although Arizona has come a long way in reaching equality for all of its citizens with respect to marriage, there are some lingering issues unique to same-sex divorce that are not fully resolved as it has only been recently that such unions have been legally recognized here.
Follow us every Friday through this month’s blogs as we delve into the issues and obstacles that arise when pursuing a divorce with a same-sex spouse. We will also discuss parenting rights in a same sex divorce, adoption, and domestic partnerships and civil unions.
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