Texas Blocks Same-Sex Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Even though same-sex marriage is not legal in Texas, a Texas appeals court has ruled that gay couples cannot get divorced in that state. Same-sex couples married in other states do not have the legal right to get divorced in the Lone Star State and must seek their relationship remedies elsewhere. It appears the Texas appellate court was worried that if the state recognized same-sex divorce, it would also have to recognize same-sex marriage and that is something the Texas legislature does not...

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Same-Sex Divorce Ruling Appealed

Aug 8, 2012 by

Following a Dallas appeals court panel ruling in August that prevented the same-sex divorce of two Texas men who had previously been married in Massachusetts, yet another motion has been filed in the Lone Star State’s courts. Now attorneys for one of the men have filed a motion requesting a re-hearing of the case by the 5th District Court of Appeals. The plaintiff and his legal team had three options and felt that requesting a re-hearing by the 13-justice 5th District Court would help...

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Gay Divorce Ruling Upheld

Aug 8, 2012 by

As we noted in the “Same-Sex Divorce Ruling Appealed” posting last Fall, the Texas courts have attempted to avoid tackling the difficult issue of same-sex marriage in the state for many years, but as long as the issue of same-sex divorce keeps popping up in front of them, the issue will difficult to avoid.  Same-sex marriage is not legal in the state and Texas appeals courts have ruled in the past that gay couples cannot get divorced in the state. That meant same-sex couples...

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