NEW YORK (AP) — A divorced couple who says they are back together again is getting no cooperation from a New York City judge.

Queens Supreme Court Justice Charles Markey has refused a request to void the couple’s 2009 divorce.

In his ruling, Markey said if the man and woman are serious about saving their four-year union, they should renew their vows.

The couple said in court papers that they wanted to wipe out “this sad chapter” of their lives. Their names were not released.

The judge said that “the court does not bow to alleged religious sentiments or convictions that may attach to divorce.”

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