“The same issues present themselves with same-sex couples: How do we split assets? What do we do with the children?” Clement said. “The law doesn’t change merely because you have same-sex partners.”

Mere months after Massachusetts passed its same-sex marriage bill in 2004, gay couples began filing for divorce — sometimes having to use outdated forms that still listed “husband” and “wife.”

Fact is, gay divorce has been going on here for years since New York courts recognize marriages performed elsewhere.