Gay Couples Legally Married Elsewhere Cannot Get Divorced in Texas

In Texas, marriage is between a man and a woman – and so is a divorce. A Texas appellate court ruled that gay couples, even if they are legally married in another state, cannot get divorced in Texas.

"A person does not and cannot seek a divorce without simultaneously asserting the existence and validity of a lawful marriage . . . " according to Justice Kerry P. Fitzgerald of the appellate court. The court went out to say that although divorces cannot happen, a court could declare the marriage void as a de facto method of divorce.

Court Rules Gay Couples Can’t Get Divorced In Texas | NPR

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