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3:58 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Judge Says Married Women Can't Divorce In Alabama

A judge says two women who were legally married in Iowa can't divorce in Alabama, which doesn't recognize same-sex marriages.
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A judge says two women who were legally married in Iowa can't divorce in Alabama, which doesn't recognize same-sex marriages.

Circuit Judge Karen Hall of Huntsville issued a brief order Wednesday throwing out the uncontested divorce of Shrie Michelle Richmond and Kirsten Allysse Richmond.

Shrie Richmond filed the complaint this month saying the two were legally married in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2012. The suit says the two women no longer get along and want a divorce.

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