Gay couples impulsively rushed to get hitched when New York passed the Marriage Equality Act on June 24, 2011. It wasn't the matrimony or the sanctity of marriage that they were after, for some it was the fame or the bragging rights that comes with being the first to do anything, like owning the newest iPhone.

In their haste to marry the woman of their dreams, Katie Marks and Dese’Rae Stage danced in the streets, then rushed up the steps of the courthouse to say "I do."

Katie wearing a magenta dress and Des dressed in skinny jeans and pink Chuck Taylors joined 23 other couples at the Pop Up Chapel, a one-day wedding event in Central Park, according to TheAtlanticwire.com.

By January, the newness of marriage had worn off, and a stark reality had set in: they really weren't made for each other after all. By March, Katie moved in with her new lover, a woman she met on Instagram. Now Katie and Des are among the first gay couples -- if not the first -- to get a divorce in NY.

"I'm trying to find the most loving way to get us through this practically," Des told a reporter, "but I do believe we never should have been anything more than friends."

Naturally, Des is not as enthusiastic about her upcoming divorce as she was when she spoke to reporters last year, and when contacted by a reporter, Katie declined to discuss her brief marriage.

Unlike gay marriage, gay divorce doesn't have that same ring to it.

“Most people aren't checking with their lawyer before they get married,” says Elizabeth Schwartz, a lawyer practicing in Florida. “They’re doing what straight people do: 'I’m excited, let’s get married, and work out the problem later.'"


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    • BoogieNites

      :cuss: cldnt think of anotha response :P

    • Hershey

      So Dopamine runs rampant in the :gay: community too huh? :coffee:

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      HOW IS THIS NEWS.. PEOPLE DIVORCE ALL THE FAWKN TIIME.. SOMETIMES LESS THAN 6 MONTHS LATER :shrug:

    • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

      the dude jumping to the left look like jack black lol

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      EVRYBODY AROUND THE ESSITED THEY JUST POSING LIKE "YEP"

    • KishaMinyonn

      The drill is gone. Just like a lot of heterosexual couples. After all the glitz and glam of the wedding, you realize it was about the wedding and that you really don't like your spouse.

    • lovezoe

      Sandra, how do you feel about being a lesbian?

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Dopamine and other brain chemicals are responsible for that "high" you feel when you think you're in love. A lot of people don't get that the "high" doesn't last, but true love does. So wait until the high, ie Dopamine, wears off before you rush to get married. Sometimes it takes years. If you don't have the patience to wait, then you won't have patience in your marriage either. :tea:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ eastpointvet, he sure does! :lol:

    • NaijaGal

      LAKES :cosign:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXPVcoXZkLg Mother Jefferson

      :coffee:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      Sandra Rose says:

      Dopamine and other brain chemicals are responsible for that “high” you feel when you think you’re in love. A lot of people don’t get that the “high” doesn’t last, but true love does. So wait until the high, ie Dopamine, wears off before you rush to get married. Sometimes it takes years. If you don’t have the patience to wait, then you won’t have patience in your marriage either.

      True! :coffee:

      GM Auntie & Roses!!! :heart:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ lovezoe: I feel great. I love women. I wouldn't have it any other way, if you know what I mean. ;)

    • FoxE

      Oh! Sounds like sh!t that happens everyday :coffee:

    • Mannie

      lovezoe says:

      Sandra, how do you feel about being a lesbian?
      _________________
      Same question...Always wondered....

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      Eastvet :lol: i had the same thought

    • Kei_lyme

      Wait a couple got divorced?? What is the world coming to???

      Gm all!

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      *rubs eyes* Fox E! :yahoo: hey girl :hi: where u been?

      ZoeZoe :spank: :kona:

    • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

      :ha: :haha:

    • BoogieNites

      #17 funny, kei ! ! btw, keylime anything is my favorite

      :eatme:

    • Gigi26

      Soooo she met her new lover on Instagram?! Wooooow :lol:

    • NaijaGal

      FAYLA, Kei (where you been guhl) MAN, MANNIE, FOX
      :waves:

      SASSY MOTHERFCUKING SASSY if you're lurking don't nobody care about your lush braid out and beautiful face...always showing off and whatnot hmpf

    • FoxE

      Look at Sandra trying to share some knowledge to us folks! :lol: But what u sayin is true, cuz I was over my ex & his routine after 2 years

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      I NEED SOME ENERGY.. I SOOO SLEEPY :yawn: :zzz: NO BUENO!

    • Bibi

      Morning Yall :waves:

      :rofl: @Naija

    • BoogieNites

      popups :shotsfired1:

    • NaijaGal

      BiBi :hug:

    • Kei_lyme

      @Naija

      Been hella busy getting stuff together for our new arrival.

    • Bibi

      :hugs: @Naija

      Wait who are u on twitter?? :thinking:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI FeFe Feminine

      ehhhh, morning... :coffee:

    • Bibi

      :hi: Fefe

    • NaijaGal

      KEI - awwwww you're having a baby? too cute...do you know what you're having...congratulations :partyhat:

      BiBi - I'm not on twitter

      FeFE - check out them long sexy gams...go head ma :hug:

    • FoxE

      Hey fayla! :waves: Girl Big Brother been :whip: me...

    • Kei_lyme

      @Naija

      I ain't having shyt.. One birth was enough.. Adoption girl due in August.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI FeFe Feminine

      :hi: @Bibi, Naija, Kei

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      KEI CONGRATS :cheer:

    • NaijaGal

      KEI well you're still having a baby :lol: ...congrats...girls are awesome before 13 and after 25, I kid I kid... *tosses confetti*

    • Kei_lyme

      @Naija & Lakes thanks!

      Fefe :hug:

    • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

      EERRRRRYTHING I SAY COMES TO PASS

      FOLKS CHANTING FOR THE RIGHT TO MARRY AND ELUDING THEY COULD DO A BETTER JOB AT IT THAN HETEROSEXUALS COULD

      IN ALL RELATIONSHIPS, DIVORCE OR AN ENDING IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE

      I'LL SIT BACK AND SIP :coffee: CAUSE I ALREADY KNOW MOST DON'T WANT TO HEAR I TOLD YOU SO

      THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING, CAN'T WAIT FOR DIVORCE COURT TO START CASTING SAME SEX DIVORCES-I'M CERTAIN THE PROCEEDING WILL BE VERY ENTERTAINING AND MAKE FOR GREAT TV

    • MZ_CARAM3L74

      If you don’t have the patience to wait, then you won’t have patience in your marriage either.
      **********************
      Excellent Point!

    • scorpio

      Sandra ever since you first put up your post on the Dopamine high people feel when they first meet someone, I have been in total agreement. I have a friend that I know this is going to happen to in about 5-4-3-2-...In the beginning I told him you're head for trouble, but now I've decided to keep my mouth shut. Anyway, the dopamine experience totally makes since to me. I always try and step back a little from relationships, just a little to try and see what it may be down the road.