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Lesbian couple in Florida granted divorce

Joseph McCormick May 29, 2015

A lesbian couple in Tampa, Florida have been granted a divorce.

Despite a request from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for the appellate courts to wait for a Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the 2nd District Court of Appeals ruled on Friday.

The ruling reversed an order by a Hillsborough Circuit judge who declined to grant a divorce to Keiba Lynn Shaw and Mariama Changamire Shaw.

The order read: “For the reasons expressed in this court’s recent opinion in Brandon-Thomas v. Brandon-Thomas … we reverse and remand for further proceedings.”

It also referred to a previous case from Lee County, in which a court recommended that a divorce be granted to a lesbian couple.

Despite having settled all issues through mediation, the Shaws who married in Massachusetts, simply asked for their marriage to legally be dissolved.

More: divorce, Florida, lesbian, US

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