Since the striking down of DOMA, those in favor of same-sex marriage have made incredible strides toward marriage equality. It seems like every week a new state is throwing out its ban on gay marriage and opening the way for more and more couples to tie the knot legally.
Same-sex couples who are married still face an inordinate amount of legal difficulties in every area of life. If they relocate to a state that by law doesn’t recognize gay marriage, even the simplest acts become a legal battleground. Same-sex couples who seek a divorce in non-recognition states face an uphill battle when it comes to questions of child support, custody and property division and many have been flatly denied the right to split up.