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Judge Won’t Allow Gay Divorce

This sounds like a plotline about to be on The Good Wife. A Mississippi judge on Monday refused to grant a divorce to a gay couple who had married in California, saying the union is not legally recognized by state law. Mississippi amended its state law in 1997 to prohibit same-sex marriage, calling the union “null and void from the beginning” and specifically says they are not “legal or valid in the state of Mississippi.” Similar cases have cropped up in other states with constitutional bans on same-sex marriage, with the Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in 2011 that two women married in another state could get divorced.