Same Sex Divorce


Recently, a state lawyer argued before an appeals court that a District Judge Scott Jenkins violated state law when he granted a divorce earlier this year to a same-sex couple. Click here for the story, from the Austin American-Statesman.

James Blacklock, a lawyer in the attorney general’s appellate division, said that state law forbids any action that recognizes or validates a same-sex marriage granted in another state, even if the point of the action is to dissolve such a marriage.

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