SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – One of the leading couples in the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in California is divorcing.

Molly McKay and Davina Kotulski have separated after 15 years together, seven as a married couple.

McCay described the breakup as the worst thing that has ever happened to her during an interview with the Bay Area Reporter. She said she is reminded of all of the gay kids who clipped pictures of the couple and said she loves the fact that they were able to give kids a picture of true love.

“Our hearts go out to Molly and Davina and any couple that’s having a hard time, they deserve out compassion,” said same-sex marriage advocate Stuart Gaffney.

John Lewis and Gaffney were plaintiffs in the 2008 California Supreme Court case that ended with 18,000 couples, including Molly and Davina, being allowed to marry.

“There are over 1,138 rights alone that come with marriage and those rights are very, very important to people,” said Lewis. ”Both in marriage, when its’ working, and unfortunately, if a marriage breaks up, and divorce ensues.”

McKay said she will continue to campaign for same-sex marriage and will be at the marriage pavilion during San Francisco Pride festivities.

(Copyright 2011 by CBSSan Francisco. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (14)
  1. Mike Ice says:

    Careful what you wish for dumb ass.

  2. Biker says:

    I’m glad their getting a divorce if their marriage was legal in the first place.

  3. Mark says:

    Hahahahahahaha!!! After they fought so hard to defile the institution of Holy Matrimony, I gotta love the irony. Like Mike Ice said…

  4. JohnnyC says:

    What a shock a story about a same-sex married couple’s divorce brings out the anti-gay bigots, yawn.

  5. CC says:

    Which one cheated or got bored with the marriage first?

  6. cinaed67 says:

    …well there ya go.

  7. mjay says:

    Marriage is not a “right”. It’s an idiotic invitation for the government to get involved in your private life.

    Gays are not as clever as i thought they were.

  8. adam says:

    marriage is a religious thing it is a cermony of spiritual bonding and has been for ten thousand years as long as they keep out of my life and away from my children and out of the church i have no problem. many of them get married in bars and in the court and not by a pastor. it is for god to judge not me.

  9. adam says:

    god does not bless sex before marrage or gay marriages no wonder why the divorce rate is so high.

  10. adam says:

    in gay relationships there is the man female and the woman of the relationship. the man female looks many times a lot like a man. so if you are attracted to that woman looking man why not just get with a man.

  11. Dumb1 says:

    Who gets the car and the retirement fund?

  12. Wilson says:

    Obviously they didn’t take marriage seriously…

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