Gay Rights ‘Poster Couple’ to Divorce

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Opponents of Proposition 8, California's anti-gay marriage bill, hold signs outside of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on February 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Two women who were considered a “poster couple” for gay rights have filed for divorce after three years. “We’re human, and we went through difficult times,” said one of the women, Robin Tyler. Tyler and Diane Olson were one of the first couples to marry in 2008 when same-sex marriage was legal in California, and they were one of the 14 couples who originally challenged Proposition 8. Tyler said their marital troubles would be no different if they were a man and a woman: “We’re just like anybody else, and that’s all they can expect from us.” Tyler and Olson have known each other 40 years and have been a couple for 18, but they said the marriage had run its course.

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