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    Re: Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia

    I do not get the issue with things like this. We all knew it would eventually happen, why should gay and lesbian marriages be held to a standard that "traditional marriages" cannot achieve. Now that Marriage Equality is around we should have expected someone out there to be ready for the probable results.

    There is a percentage of people that get married, "traditional" or otherwise, who will ultimately get divorced for one reason or another, and odds are it will end up a matter for divorce attorneys to fight out. All the usual items will be under consideration. Handling issues related to children, division of marital assets, estate issues, lasting financial dependence, presentation to a judge on the merit for a divorce, various other costs, etc. It is all relevant, and all likely to occur.

    We have no reason to assume otherwise that a law firm would eventually specialize in dealing with these matters for gays and lesbians. Why is this really a problem?
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    Re: Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post

    We have no reason to assume otherwise that a law firm would eventually specialize in dealing with these matters for gays and lesbians. Why is this really a problem?
    I agree - if I were 18 or 19 and thought about being a lawyer - I'd certainly see the broadening of divorce to now encompass gays and lesbians as a huge career opportunity.
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    Re: Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    I don't see how a gay divorce would be any different from a heterosexual one.
    Child custody for one. The issues that come up won't necessarily be unique, but might be more or less prevalent (e.g. cases where both are legally parents, but only one is a biological parent).

    Also, it's generally the case that when men and women divorce, the mother gets primary custody unless there's a really good reason for it to go to the father. With gay couples, the court is forced to rely on facts rather than assumptions. If there's a carryover effect to heterosexuals, gay divorce might become the best thing in a long time for divorced heterosexual fathers who seek primary custody.

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    Re: Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    According to tbe Pope, there are legit reasons to divorce.
    Wha?

    There's annulment, which has similar results, but is not divorce.

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    Re: Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia

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    So is killing Ukrainians. Maybe you should get the **** out of where you don't belong than we can talk about "sin."
    You really should try hemlock.
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    Re: Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia

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    Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia « CBS Philly



    You see that, you gay dumb****s. I tried to warn you about getting married. Now the lawyers are after you.
    And what is the divorce rate in the hetero community?
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    Re: Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia

    When the LGBT community began to collectively demand the right to marry, my tongue-in-cheek response was:

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    "Why should they not have the right to be as miserable as the rest of us"?

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    And - now it has come to pass ...
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    Re: Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I agree - if I were 18 or 19 and thought about being a lawyer - I'd certainly see the broadening of divorce to now encompass gays and lesbians as a huge career opportunity.
    Hah, I very much agree with you here.

    But I expect matrimonial law would be amazingly emotionally draining - all that fighting & the ripping-up of families - Yish!
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    Re: Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I have two initial thoughts here:

    1) "Philadelphia lawyer Conor Corcoran, who bills himself as the nation’s first gay divorce attorney" - I don't believe it - I'll bet there are other American divorce lawyers who are gay but I do respect him for announcing to the nation that he's homosexual.

    2) My first impression was that this is blatant bigotry and discrimination. Aren't there accommodation laws that state you can't advertise for business from one defined group? Suppose this lawyer advertised that he specialized in divorce for white people? I think the feds should open up a human rights investigation against this lawyer, even if he just outed himself.
    Accommodation laws only apply to specific groups.

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    Re: Country’s First Gay Divorce Firm Opens In Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Same sex divorce is a sin! It should be banned!
    Divorce should only be between one man and one woman
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