Joanne Gibeault says that after giving up her cabinetry business and spending her days caring for her partner’s ill parents, she was told to screw off by her now-ex when a younger lady found her way between the two. Facing poverty, Gibeault is filing a palimony suit, one of the state’s first for same-sex couples. Well, sort of.
“All I want is what married people would have if it happened to them,” says “She promised it to me. I am 53 years old. I don’t have a lot of time left before I retire.”
The furious and poor Gibeault can’t actually file a palimony suit, since thanks to Gov. Linda Lingle the state doesn’t recognize any form of homo relations. Which means Gibeault is taking her ex to civil court, alleging they had a verbal contract that all of their assets — which are in the ex’s name — would be shared.
And that’s the state of gay relationships in states without marriage or even civil unions: Resorting to he said, she said. Congratulations, America!
[kim jong il