TX fights gay divorce

Make up your mind, Texas.  Either you want the gays to be married or you don’t.  Texas officials are trying to persuade an appeals court to void the divorce granted to two lesbians who got married “up No’th” (specifically, in Massachusetts).  Now, sadly, the ladies don’t want to be married anymore, but the good state of Texas is having none of it.

If Texas keeps pushing this, I think they’ll lose.  For one thing, there’s that pesky “full faith and credit” clause, whereby states must honor legal contracts granted in other states.  Then there’s the old “equal protection under the law” racket.  I think the federal courts will eventual rule it unconstitutional to deny divorce on the basis of sexual orientation, but it may take some decades before same-sex marriage is recognized in all fifty states.

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