When same-sex couples get married in Massachusetts, they are extended the same rights as those who are not in same-sex relationships. While this works for those who stay in Massachusetts, it does pose the question of what happens to people who were legally married in Massachusetts, move and then want a divorce.
While a divorce is legal in Massachusetts, it isn't necessarily going to be in another state. This is the issue that has come up in St. Louis, Missouri. A Feb. 11 report discusses how a same-sex couple requested a divorce in St. Louis. The men were married in Iowa, where same-sex marriage is legal, so they likely didn't see the problem with requesting a divorce.