I guess I see the state's point. Gay marriages aren't recognized here, so it's not exactly logical for a gay couple married elsewhere to seek a divorce here. But that creates a problem:
Gay and lesbian couples from Indiana can get married in more places than ever, but they could face a legal dilemma after they return home.
If the relationship sours, the lack of recognition for such unions in Indiana law presents couples with a classic Catch-22: They can't obtain a divorce in their home state because their marriage is void here, and they can't easily seek one where they were married because of residency requirements for divorce.
A Marion County court recently denied a divorce for a Hoosier couple because of the state's ban on same-sex marriages, creating an unresolved issue that could cause trouble if either decides to enter into a new marriage.
Legislators have frequently been told that appearing unfriendly to gays could end up costing the state economically. Maybe there's a way to recoup some of those losses. Since we don't like gay marriage here anyway (or at least our lawmakers, presuming to speak for us, don't), why not capitalize on that and become the Las Vegas of gay divorces? We could take out ads on TV and in national magazines: "Want to get on with your life but can't untie the knot? Come to Indiana, home of the instant split!"