If Anything could emphasize in bold type and double quote marks the reality of same-sex marriage in America, a press release by Philadelphia Lawyer, Conor Corcoran, who is billing himself as the nation’s first gay divorce attorney, announcing that he is open for business should fill that bill.
Corcoran says he has launched a new division of his law firm that will be entirely devoted to LGBT divorce.
“The genesis of this idea began about a year ago when Judge Jones, out in Harrisburg, legalized marriage for all in Pennsylvania. I was out that night with a couple of friends and I came up with that idea. We were talking about the fact that, at some point down the line, there’s going to be a need for gays to get divorced, and I thought wouldn’t be funny if that website was called AdamVsSteve.com. Then the year went by and I thought more and more about it, I realized that there really is a certain kind of empowerment and benevolence in taking what was formerly a derogatory term or a denigration and turning it into some matter of empowerment. And it’s for a good service. These people are entitled to equal rights just like the rest of us.” - CBSPhilly
The law office’s website
says it is “proud to be the first law firm in the U.S. to practice in the field of gay divorce, providing Private Client Domestic Services, 24/7 and coast to coast, regardless of your sexual orientation.”
This dose of reality should serve as a reminder to the LBGT community that “with great power their also comes great marital rights and responsibilities.”
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