February 8, 2012
‘Poster couple’ for same-sex marriage files for divorce
When California briefly legalized gay marriage in June 2008, Robin Tyler, a Jewish activist, and Diane Olson were among the first to be wed. They were among the original plaintiffs to sue the state, pre-Prop. 8, for prohibiting same-sex marriages, and Gloria Allred officiated their ceremony.
So, you would expect them to be celebrating on the heels of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming of a lower court ruling that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional.
Instead, they are getting a divorce.
MSNBC, which called Tyler and Olson the “poster couple” for gay rights, reports:
To quote my old boss paraphrasing Chris Rock, “gay couples deserve the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us.”
Not that I actually agree with the premise that marriage makes folks miserable.