Court says no to gay divorce

Here’s the Projo blurb.

Kim has a detailed post about this, with the suggestion that the ruling is a nice excuse to donate to Marriage Equality RI.

The Rhode Island Supreme Court issued it’s opinion today in the RI Same Sex Divorce case, I had previously written about this case, and you can read today’s opinion (Margaret R. Chambers v. Cassandra B. Ormiston) here.

I am still reading through the opinion, but the Court has answered question of whether it had jurisdiction to grant the two women a divorce in the negative, based largely on the statutory construction of the word “marriage” and what that meant when the General Assembly passed it in 1961.

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