A Tulsa County,
Okla., judge granted a divorce to a same-sex couple
on Monday but says he only discovered Thursday that both
people involved were women.
The divorce may
not be valid since same-sex marriages are not legal in
Oklahoma. The filing listed Cait and Stephanie O'Darling by
their first initials and last names only. There is no
indication on the petition of their gender.
court clerk Sally Howe Smith told the Tulsa
World that there is no precedent for the case
in Tulsa, but since the state mandates that all marriages
are between a man and a woman, the divorce would be
null and void.
According to the
Pink Panthers Blog, where the story first broke, the
pair had a civil union ceremony in Vermont in 2000 and then
married in Toronto in 2002. (The Advocate)