Court Rules that Wyoming Has Jurisdiction Over Same-Sex Divorces

Last week, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that although that state does not recognize same-sex marriage, its courts do have jurisdiction over divorces filed by same-sex couples married in other jurisdictions.  The court was clear that it was only addressing same-sex divorce:

“Nothing in this opinion should be taken as applying to the recognition of same-sex marriages legally solemnized in a foreign jurisdiction in any context other than divorce,” Justice Michael Golden wrote in a footnote.

“The question of recognition of such same-sex marriages for any other reason, being not properly before us, is left for another day.”

Read the court opinion here.

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copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski

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