Gay Couples Tell Texas Justices They Have Right To Divorce

Law360, Dallas (November 05, 2013, 8:52 PM ET) -- During oral arguments before the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, two same-sex couples argued they are being illegally denied the right to divorce in a violation of their right to equal protection.

James J. Scheske of James J. Scheske PLLC, arguing on behalf of the same-sex couples, called the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in U.S. v. Windsor a “game changer,” saying it means Texas cannot single out gay and lesbian couples married legally in other states for disparate treatment, when the state regularly grants divorces...
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