On May 29, 2015, the Second District Court of Appeal issued another opinion on the matter of same-sex divorce. In Shaw v. Shaw, the Court of Appeal again reversed the decision of trial court refusing to allow a same-sex couple to obtain a divorce.1 In doing so, the Court cited back to its previous opinion in Brandon-Thomas v. Brandon-Thomas, the case discussed in the previous entry on the subject of gay divorce.2 The very short opinion simply followed the Brandon-Thomas case as applied to a different same-sex couple. While Shaw v. Shaw does not set any new precedent, it does strengthen the principles set forth by Brandon-Thomas v. Brandon-Thomas and affirms the right of same-sex couples legally married out-of-state to dissolve their marriages in Florida.
See Shaw v. Shaw, 2D14-2384, 2015 WL 3439230 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)
See Brandon-Thomas v. Brandon-Thomas, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D971 (Fla. 2d DCA Apr. 24, 2015)