Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Marriage confusion

The Providence Journal, October 15, 2007, at C5.

Rhode Island’s concession “that a state court could grant the two women a divorce without answering the highly charged question of whether a same-sex marriage performed in Massachusetts should be recognized in Rhode Island” is unprincipled and, frankly, silly.

How can one dissolve something that does not exist?

What happens if the two women reconcile and have that divorce judgment set aside? Are they married again? In Rhode Island? In Massachusetts?