Same Sex Separation Agreement Ruled Valid, Their Marriage Void

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While the marriage between a same sex couple was declared void, their separation agreement, which resolved all of their property and financial disputes, was declared valid by Justice Phyllis Gangel-Jacob in Gonzalez v. Green. Although the parties were “married” pursuant to a Massachusetts law that permits same sex unions, their marriage was void since such marriages are not recognized in New York. Please see the full article for an analysis of this holding.

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