USA, Texas: Supreme Court to Take On Gay Divorce Cases

Written by scott on August 24th, 2013

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The Texas Supreme Court is taking two cases that, at least, tangentially, relate to marriage equality. The Dallas Voice reports:

The high court recently requested additional briefs in the cases after the U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings in June to determine what impact those rulings should have on their petitions. Combined oral arguments for the cases were scheduled Friday morning for Nov. 5. Both cases, involving a Dallas gay couple and an Austin lesbian couple, have been before the high court since 2011. Briefs had been requested before, but the court hadn’t decided whether to take the cases, but legal experts expected them to take after the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings.

If the court decides to recognize the marriages for the purpose of divorce, would that mean that Texas would also recognize same-sex marriages for the purpose of marriage?

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