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Where's the logic?

December 10, 2006

Re "Rhode Island courts face new frontier: gay divorce," Dec. 7

I found the legal argument in this case interesting: "We are not asking the state of Rhode Island to recognize same-sex marriage. We are asking the state to recognize same-sex divorce." Can one dissolve something that doesn't exist?

What if the court decides that it can go ahead and dissolve a same-sex couple's marriage and later, as it happens from time to time, they reconcile and file a stipulation to set aside the divorce judgment. Aren't they then married again? In Rhode Island?

HIRBOD RASHIDI

Attorney

Los Angeles

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