New Jersey Court grants a lesbian couple a same-sex divorce


The decision is a first in NJ

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is celebrating a victory for relationship equality for lesbian and gay couples – sort of. The latest court decision has allowed a same-sex couple that was married outside the state to get divorced in the New Jersey courts.

The state attorney for New Jersey argued against the divorce. They suggested that the couple should be granted “dissolution of civil union.”  However, the ACLU argued that without an actual divorce from their marriage, the couple might still be considered legally married in Canada as well as in other U.S. states that recognize same-sex marriages but do not have civil unions.