Marital unhappiness and discord is not limited to heterosexual couples. Same sex couples, who can now get married in New York, are no more immune from marital discontent, infidelity, or the other problems that doom marriages than their heterosexual counterparts.
In fact, even before same sex couples could lawfully marry in New York, New York courts recognized, as valid, marriages performed in jurisdictions where same sex marriages were legal. In order to dissolve the marriage, New York courts will grant same sex litigants a divorce.
Same sex divorces are no different than heterosexual divorces. The issues of equitable distribution, spousal maintenance, and child support and access (parenting time or custody and visitation), permeate a divorce case without regard to sexual orientation.