by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
Some U.S. gay couples who get married in Canada and then later want to divorce find themselves in a pickle, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported Sept. 25.
Forty-two U.S. states do not recognize same-sex marriage and, therefore, it is not possible for a same-sex couple to divorce in many or all of those states.
A couple could return to Canada to end the marriage, but that presents its own problem: Canadian divorce law requires that at least one of the spouses has lived in Canada for the 12 months before a divorce is granted.
The CBC said similar divorce requirements exist in U.S. states that recognize gay marriage.