Federal Laws Vs. State Laws Make Divorce Difficult For Gay Couple (VIDEO)

By Michael Klopfenstein

July 2, 2013 Updated Jul 3, 2013 at 5:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Donald Schultz Lee is seeking a divorce from his husband Justin Schultz Lee, but matters may not be so simple.

The Schultz Lees married in 2009 in the state of Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage is legal.

However, because the couple does not meet residency requirements in the state of Massachusetts, the state will not accept Donald’s petition.

According to Marion County Clerk Beth White, the county has no choice but to accept Schultz Lee's petition, despite the fact that same-sex marriage is illegal in Indiana.

While it is not clear what implications last week's Supreme Court rulings have on Schultz Lee's case, some attorneys predict that same-sex divorce may become legal in states like Indiana even if same-sex marriage remains banned.




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