Gay Couples Tell Texas Justices They Have Right To Divorce

Law360, Dallas (November 5, 2013, 8:52 PM EST) -- 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 to heterosexual couples married in other states. He said the state’s suggestion same-sex couples can...

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