Thursday, April 22, 2010

Gay divorce could help keep gay marriage banned in Texas?

"Jody Scheske, the attorney for a Texas man seeking to end his same-sex marriage argued that granting the divorce actually promotes the state's policy against gay marriages."

UPI reports:
"My client is a married man and he needs a divorce," Scheske said, arguing that granting the divorce endorses the state's policy against gay marriage. "But for the actions of the attorney general, there would already be one less same-sex marriage in Texas."

The state attorney general's office argued that recognizing the divorce would mean Texas would have to recognize the marriage. By seeking a divorce, the couple -- identified in court records as JB and HB -- were trying to overturn Texas' gay marriage ban.

In her decision in October, Judge Tena Callahan also ruled the state's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. READ MORE
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