The topics of same--sex marriage and custody are a couple of things that many people in Columbus, Ohio, care deeply about. This subject is of national importance and thus stories from other states are relevant to all states. The most recent story comes out of Kansas and it concerns a same--sex custody matter.
While many same-sex couples are fighting for marriage rights, some are also seeking the rights to a proper divorce. This fight is not as widely noticed as the struggle for same-sex marriage equality, but it is definitely apparent. One of the major issues that often comes up in same-sex custody matters is the matter of parental rights itself. This makes a divorce instantly complicated -- not because of the emotional and financial tension that a divorce creates, but due to something more fundamental: the laws surrounding the matter.
Same-sex relationships have been in the spotlight for some time now, often inciting different feelings in different people. The legal realm for same-sex relationships is still rather messy with varying laws based on the states in which the involved people reside. A recent announcement from the Ohio Supreme Court showcases such differences, as it declined to hear a case involving a potential child custody agreement between two women who were once together.