It’s only been a couple of months since the SCOTUS overturned DOMA and Prop 8 in California — and now the gays are complaining that divorce is too expensive.
Gay people have a sense of entitlement that they should have everything heterosexuals have, but they don’t want to pay the price.
Margaret Wenig, an author and rabbi in New York City, married her partner in 2008. Now the couple want a divorce that they can’t afford.
“Our divorce has not only been an emotional and financial nightmare for us, but for our adult children and members of our extended family as well,” Wenig said.
Carolyn Satenburg, a family attorney based in New York, says a heterosexual divorce in New York typically costs about $10,000. But Wenig whines that her divorce will cost her more than $120,000.
Same sex marriage presents a complicated legal dilemma for couples and their attorneys. The issue is complicated further if there are children involved in a gay marriage where neither partner is the biological parent, such as in marriages between gay males.
Another conundrum facing gay couples is their home states refusing to recognize gay divorces.
Dawn Tuckner of Minneapolis filed for divorce from her partner one week after gay marriage was legalized in Minnesota.
Tucker was married in Canada in 2004 and has been waiting for years to legally end the marriage that she calls a “mistake.”
“I was so excited,” recalls Tuckner before her marriage went sour. “We didn’t live together, we had nothing to do, no contact — and it felt like I was trapped,” she told My Fox 9.
Tuckner (pictured above) moved in with a new girlfriend — while she was still married to her former partner. “I haven’t been able to move on with my life,” she says.
Welcome to the real world.
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