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Supreme Court touches on issues of LGBT marriage and divorce

The Texas Supreme Court tackled issues surrounding same-sex marriage and divorce on Tuesday, November 5. The arguments the court heard surrounded issues relating to whether Texas can grant divorces to LGBT couples who were married elsewhere.

The hearing focused on two same-sex couples questioning whether the state’s same-sex marriage ban approved in 2005 applies to same-sex divorce, and if it conflicts with the Federal Constitution.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott believes that after Texas’ approval of a constitutional ban on gay marriage, the state law would not allow Texas to recognize LGBT divorces, as it will not legally recognize LGBT marriages.

Over the years, state and federal laws concerning same-sex marriage and divorce have been constantly changing. As such, dealing with family issues as a same-sex couple can be even more difficult. If you are a same-sex couple from Houston seeking counseling for legal matters, such as divorce, our legal team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler can help. Call us at (713) 802-1777 to discuss your situation today.

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