US: For Gays Breaking Up Is Hard to Do or Measure

It is difficult to say, in part because even some states where gay marriage is legal aren’t counting gay divorce, for a number of reasons. In Iowa and Massachusetts, for example, divorce forms don’t provide a way to indicate they are being used by a same-sex couple.

“The dissolution forms have not changed, and still read husband/wife,” said Polly Carver-Kimm, spokeswoman for the public-health department in Iowa, where same-sex marriage became legal four years ago.

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