A friend referred a couple to me for divorce mediation. I had yet to meet with the couple when the friend saw fit to issue his personal apologetic caveat: “If anyone can mediate these two, Mel, its you. I apologize ahead, though, they are extremely contentious and very difficult, so much anger. I hope you get passed the first session, and either way please forgive me!” My favorite mediation sessions are those that challenge. In any event, professionally, I could not rely on
The glaring truth that we barely speak of: Same-sex couples, just like their heterosexual counterparts, need marriage under the civil law so they can get divorced! That is why, as a civil law institution, having marriage available, equally for all, is imperative. Now we have marriage equality, but because that was not always the case, same-sex couples can still find their rights confusing and unequal.
The need for marriage equality for all is important,not only because of