Gay/Lesbian DivorceGay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders warned gay and lesbian couples to consider the implication of their marriage in if they live out of state. In order to end the relationship, you have to find a state that will recognize it in order to dissolve it. "That becomes a real problem," he says. In most states there is a residency requirement to dissolve a relationship (divorce.) Massachusetts has a year requirement. Most other states have some type of a residency requirement.
In other words, you might have to move to Massachusetts for a year if you want a divorce. Although most people don't want to think abut their relationship ending when they get married, it's something gay and lesbian couples should take very seriously before getting married.