Same-Sex Marriage Increases Potential for Same-Sex Divorce, Leaving Both Courts and Lawyers Scratching Their Heads

With many states now permitting “gay” or “same-sex marriages,” one is left to wonder of its potential to impact upon long-standing divorce and family law. While Georgia has not yet adopted any legislation providing for gay or same-sex marriage, the following discussion shall serve as a cursory analysis of some of the main legal issues presented by such marriages, particularly as they stand in contrast to “traditional,” or heterosexual marriages.