A year-old Chicago Tribune article discusses the legalization of same-sex marriage in the neighboring state of Iowa, the result of a judicial ruling from the state's highest court. While Illinois courts do not recognize same-sex unions, what if a gay couple from Illinois got married in Iowa and decided to call it quits a few months later?
It's not so unusual among heterosexual couples, of which roughly half end in divorce.
But would this hypothetical same-sex couple have legal standing for divorce in a state that doesn't recognize their marital status? Divorce attorneys in Chicago may have a more definitive answer, but a recent NBC Philadelphia article sheds some light on this dilemma.