John Lewis, left, and Stuart Gaffney embrace outside San Francisco's City Hall shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of marriage Act last week they might not have considered this side effect.
The previous law in most states said a gay couple who were married in a state that allowed it cannot get divorced in a state that doesn’t.
Legal experts think the new ruling may allow for a challenge to that provision.
One man who married his partner in New Hampshire but now lives in Florida and wants out of the marriage said "I didn’t realize this could potentially be an issue, that we couldn’t divorce when we wanted to."
Wyoming currently allows gay divorce but in Texas a court recently said no to the same thing.