Regional
11:25 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Same Sex Couples Cannot Get Married In Texas, But They Can Divorce

Texas – A judge has denied Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's request to intervene in a same-sex divorce case in Travis County.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, the decision by state District Judge Scott Jenkins on Wednesday lets his February decision stand, granting the divorce to two women wedded in another state.

Abbott's staff had argued that 39-year-old Angelique Naylor and 42-year-old Sabina Daly couldn't be granted a divorce because their marriage in Massachusetts wasn't recognized by Texas law. The attorney general's office contends that the best legal way to bring finality to the couple and protect the interests of their son was to legally void the marriage.

Naylor, who filed for the dirvorce, still lives in Austin. Daly and their son now live in San Antonio.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com


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