When a same-sex couple divorces, they may face certain issues that most heterosexual couples don't have to consider.
The newest battleground for gay rights is being fought over the children of same-sex marriages.
Marriages, whether they are between heterosexual couples or same-sex couples, don't always last. Unfortunately, just as same-sex couples used to face unique hurdles in order to marry, they often face unique challenges in divorce as well -- particularly in the area of asset division.
Same-sex couples continue to feel the long-term effects that are still being caused by a bitter fight over marriage equality throughout the last decade or so.
Are parents in a same-sex union entitled to the same rights as parents in heterosexual marriages? Do they also have the same obligations?
Social researchers spend a lot of time studying how people behave and the relationships that they form.
Spousal support (alimony) is often a touchy subject these days because many people see it as part of a bygone era when men worked outside of the home and married women had little resources for themselves.
Until recently, marriage in the same-sex community has never been something easily obtainable -- which puts a peculiar pressure on those within same-sex marriages to stay married -- even when they're deeply unhappy.
If you had a same-sex domestic partnership and then a legal marriage, ending your legal relationship to your spouse is twice as problematic as it is for heterosexual couples.