It is no surprise that more and more students are graduating from college with considerable student loan debt. The news has been filled with talk of young people being overwhelmed by debt that some may never be able to pay off. That has not stopped some young people in Pittsburgh from nearly doubling their debt by getting married. Though it is not exactly fair to say that they have doubled their debt by taking on a spouse's student loan debt, as they now have approximately double the income, it can still be a scarey prospect.
Most Pennsylvania residents know that same-sex couples are not permitted to marry in the state -- but did you know that same-sex divorce is also illegal? This facet of state law can make child custody, property division and other family law issues a nightmare for same-sex couples who wish to dissolve their union. Advocates for same-sex rights say that the ability to divorce is nearly as important as the right to legally wed.