After Breakup, Law Often Treats Gays as Married Supreme courts in many states are debating whether to define marriage as a union between opposite genders. But in recent rulings, judges are treating gay and lesbian couples as if they are married -- especially when it comes to dividing assets and assigning child custody when couples split up. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.

After Breakup, Law Often Treats Gays as Married

After Breakup, Law Often Treats Gays as Married

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Supreme courts in many states are debating whether to define marriage as a union between opposite genders. But in recent rulings, judges are treating gay and lesbian couples as if they are married — especially when it comes to dividing assets and assigning child custody when couples split up. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.

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