The extension of civil marriage, union, and domestic partnership rights to LGBT or same-sex couples in various jurisdictions can raise legal issues upon dissolution of these unions that are not experienced by opposite-sex couples. Especially if the law of their residence or nationality does not have LGBT or same-sex marriage or partnerships.
On January 5, 2015, the temporary stay on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Florida was lifted. Florida had ruled the August prior that the 2008 same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional, making Florida the 36th state to legalize gay marriage.
Consequently, same-sex divorce was also legalized because the institution of marriage between same-sex couples was finally acknowledged.