The Married Lesbian Couple That Cannot Get Divorced

Last June, Carole Ann Kern and Robin Lynn Taney, who live in Pennsylvania, exchanged vows in Massachusetts. But they were not happy together and decided to end their marriage. The State of Massachusetts, however, wouldn’t let them because they must have one year’s worth of residency there to file for divorce. So they asked a court in Pennsylvania, where gay marriage is banned under state law, to divorce them. Except Berks County Judge Scott Lash denied them, saying their argument that gay marriage is a “fundamental right” is “unsupportable.”

Which means either the couple must live in Massachusetts for a year and then file for divorce; convince a Massachusetts judge to void their marriage; or, you know, since nobody thinks their marriage is valid enough to grant them a divorce, they could just leave it alone. Or go to Texas.