In late June of 2015, the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage gave advocates of the gay rights movement perhaps their biggest victory yet. The impact of the ruling was so profound that even the White House lit up in rainbow colors to commemorate the significant day.
Now, almost four months later, a same-sex couple has set a precedent in Edinburg after breaking their vows and becoming the first same-sex divorcees in Hidalgo County.
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Setting a Precedent
According to a news report, 19-year-old Ashley Madrigal and her now ex-wife, 31-year-old Glenda Garza, divorced after kindling their relationship in Mexico three years ago and getting hitched in Oklahoma back in April.
“We had already been having problems maybe since February I would say, then there was joy when I got married, just the thought of it. Then I realized it wasn’t with her,” Madrigal said.
While the reasons behind the couple’s decision to divorce may not be any different from other couples deciding to part ways, there is a big significance behind this separation. Attorney Edward Sanchez of Barrera Sanchez & Associates, P.C. emphasized the significance of this same-sex divorce.
“Because they recognize marriage, now they recognize the divorce of the marriage,” he said.
The decision made by the Supreme Court four months ago protected a same-sex couple’s decision to wed and it now continues to offer equal standards in same-sex divorce proceedings.
“We’ll see more divorces, obviously, but all the laws of community property now apply to a same sex union,” Sanchez added.
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Divorce can be a tricky situation to deal with regardless of sexual orientation. If you feel that divorcing your spouse is the best course of action, don’t be afraid to move forward. At Barrera Sanchez & Associates, P.C., we understand the fragility of the situation and will work passionately to bring you a fair outcome.
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