His second divorce, in fact, since his first one was from the woman with whom he fathered two children.
Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the US Episcopal Church, has announced he is divorcing his partner of 25 years.
Writing on the Daily Beast website, Bishop Robinson said he was “forever grateful” to Mark Andrew and that details of their split were private.
The pair were married in a civil ceremony in 2003.
In his letter, Bishop Robinson, who retired in 2012, said it was “a small comfort” to know that gay and lesbian couples “are subject to the same complications and hardships that afflict marriages between heterosexual couples”.
“My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time, and will continue to love even as we separate,” he said. “Love can endure, even if a marriage cannot.”
Bishop Robinson, 66, had previously been married to a woman with whom he had two children. They divorced amicably in 1985 over his sexuality.
His ‘belief in marriage’ is ‘undiminished’? Funny; I daresay he never really ever did believe much in marriage, since all he’s ever done is make a continual mockery of it, by his actions and lifestyle.