Ohio judge reverses split decision after mistaking genders of married couple
- Did not realise both parties are women when he approved divorce
- State’s gay marriage ban means union was never legally valid
An Ohio judge who mistakenly approved a divorce between two women vacated his decision because their marriage isn’t recognised under state law.
Brenda Mohney and Erin O’Leary married in California in 2008, but only Mohney appeared during the divorce proceedings and an Athens County judge didn’t realise both parties are women when he approved the split in November, the Athens Messenger reported.