8/16/13 – 5:33 A.M.
A legal first for Hancock County took place in Findlay last week; a same-sex couple was granted a divorce. The Courier reports 34-year-old Kristi Jo Mason and 37-year-old Amy Jo Essinger of Findlay had been married in February of 2012 in Jamestown New York, where same-sex marriages are legal. While Ohio law prohibits gay marriages, it does recognize marriages from other states.
Essinger told the newspaper that she and Mason divorced after Essinger converted to Christianity. She says she’s no longer gay.
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