Two women may have to get a divorce, so the state they are residing in will recognize their marriage. The two women were married in California and bought a house in Mississippi. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last, but they want to force Mississippi to recognize the same-sex marriage for the reason of granting the divorce.
The number of states legalizing same-sex marriage will soon increase to 16; most states -- like Mississippi - will not recognize such marriages or help to end them. Gay couples who move to those states after marrying somewhere else face barriers if they wish to divorce, as do couples from those states who take a trip out-of-state to get married.