New York Divorce Lawyer Lisa Beth Older Analyzes the Impact the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Will Have on the Constitutional Right of Gay Couples and Lesbian Couples

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The United States Supreme Court is expected to render a landmark decision on the rights of gay couples to marry and divorce.

New York Divorce Lawyer Lisa Beth Older

New York divorce lawyer Lisa Beth Older analyzes the impact the U.S. Supreme Court decision will have on the Constitutional right of gay couples to divorce. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, Docket number 14-556, will soon issue a decision ruling on the civil rights of all gay marriages in every state, which will also affect the civil rights hundreds of thousands of gay couples, including the right to divorce (International Business time Clark Mintock, June 19, 2015).

According to CNN, Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage and the right to divorce there in that State followed suit. But the issue of equal rights of gay couples to divorce reared its ugly head when thousands of gay couples started to move to another state that did not recognize gay marriage and then tried to divorce there (CNN, Stephanie Chen, May 3, 2010 9:40 a.m. EDT).

According to Lisa Beth Older, Esq. " a New York Divorce Lawyer, prior to New York recognizing gay marriages, I received hundreds of inquiries from gay couples who were married in a state that recognized gay marriages, moved to New York, and wished to divorce in New York. Sadly I had to tell them they could not divorce here."

According to Lisa Beth Older, Esq., this new U.S. Supreme Court ruling, if favorable to gay couples, will require all states to recognize same-sex marriages, wherever they took place, and would also provide them with the equal right to divorce wherever they like, regardless of where they were married, subject to certain residency requirements that each state might have.

According to the National Journal, the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to recognize the right of gay couples to marry in every state with all rights attendant thereto (National Journal, Sam Baker June 17, 2015). The question says New York Divorce Lawyer Lisa Beth Older is "what happens if they rule in the negative." New York Divorce Lawyer Lisa Beth Older, Esq. says that "then each gay couple would be obliged to follow the rule of law wherever they marry and wherever they choose to divorce, resulting in chaos."

By Lisa Beth Older, Esq.

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