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Same-Sex Divorces Not Always Recognized

Ross Reynolds
06/08/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Report Finds Washington Schools Need To Spend More In The Classroom: A new report out Thursday from the Washington state Auditor's Office finds that many of the state's school districts should spend more money in the classroom and less on overhead. KUOW's Ann Dornfeld reports.

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Still Unequal Even With Same–Sex Marriage? A vote on legal same sex marriage in Washington is expected this November. But if it passes same sex couples who marry in Washington State may not be able to get divorced if they move to other states. That's because states that don't recognize same sex marriage often don't recognize same sex divorce.

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Peter Nicolas is a law professor at the University of Washington and the author of "The Geography of Love: Same–Sex Marriage & Relationship Recognition in America."

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