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The “bitter gay divorcee” finds a safety net

“And my divorce meant I was inducted into yet another circle of (mostly) sisterhood: women left because we married doctors before they finished their residencies. I got a call from a total stranger who had heard my story from a friend and felt compelled to call and gently lecture me in a voice mail message: How had I not known about the legendary ability of surgeons to split off from their feelings?”

Activist Torie Osborn writing in the New York Times about the break-up of her marriage, which was one of those performed by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and later declared invalid by the state Supreme Court. Despite the lack of marriage quality, Osborn writes, “Thanks to those domestic partner laws, Pumpkin and I can stay in the house, and I’m beginning to think I may not remain a bitter gay divorcee forever.”

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