It didn’t take long for those with opinions on same sex marriage to express their thoughts after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling. Now that the dust has somewhat settled on the issue, people on both sides have had taken to the internet to have their say. Everyone from your 3rd grade BFF to the President has weighed in on the topic, and most of the comments have been positive. In Hollywood, and in the world of all things celebrity, the reaction to the ruling was overwhelmingly enthusiastic.
Celebrity blogger and newsman to the stars, Perez Hilton, broke down the feedback from the stars like this:
● Longtime advocate for LGBT rights, and one of the first openly gay comedians, Ellen DeGeneres, tweeted “Love won”.
● Singer and actress Anna Kendrick said “today is beautiful”.
● Latin singer Ricky Martin tweeted the news in Spanish, thus ensuring the ruling was made known to people outside the country.
● Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton simply said “proud”.
The ruling means same sex couples must be granted a marriage license, in all 50 states. There will no longer be inconsistency among the states as to the issue of the legality of a same sex marriage, but the individual state laws will apply to issues regarding the union, including the issues that arise in a divorce. Things like division of property, an equitable split of the assets and a fair apportionment of debt will be left for the Courts to decide should a same sex couple decide to end their marriage. Other important issues, such as child support and custody, will also be left to the state courts to determine during a divorce proceeding for a same sex couple. These decisions will be made in accordance with the laws of the state where the divorce is filed While it may seem counterproductive to talk about divorce during what many view as a happy time, the reality is that some marriages do end. If you are considering divorce, whether from a same sex marriage or from one considered “traditional”, call our office for help. We will work to make sure your interests are protected and that the results reached are fair.
If you have questions about divorce, consult a qualified legal professional. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.