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  •  Interesting side issue (6+ / 0-)

    currently winding its way through the legal system:  Do Texas courts have the authority to adjudicate a gay divorce?

    Courts in Austin and Dallas have heard two cases where same-sex couples, legally married out of state before moving to Texas, chose to dissolve that relationship sometime after becoming residents of Texas.

    The Austin court granted its couple the divorce. The state tried to intervene, but they were late to the boat and the appeals court rejected their intervention. They are trying to get the state Supremes to let them intervene anyway.

    The Dallas court initially granted its couple the divorce, but the appellate court reversed and remanded -- and ordered the trial court to re-instate the same sex marriage.

    Contemplate that for a moment. A same-sex couple cannot get legally married in Texas, but if they are legally married elsewhere, Texas will force them to stay married. They will even issue a court order saying, in effect, "I declare you to still be married."

    But the state does not allow or recognize same-sex marriages.

    My brain hurts. TGIF.

    sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never had and cannot have until they forget the words

    by harrije on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 12:07:31 PM PDT

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    •  yes. I've seen that case (4+ / 0-)
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      harrije, jayden, jpmassar, Ahianne

      Rick Santorum's seen it too, as he said while campaigning "we can't have 50 different standards for marriage."

      I agree, Rick. Let's make marriage equality federal and national.

      Rape apologia among progressives (well, anybody) is so very disturbing.

      by terrypinder on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 12:38:39 PM PDT

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