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Texas Supreme Court Expected to Rule in Conflicting Divorce Cases

According to The Daily Observer, Liberty Institute just filed briefs in two same-sex divorce cases asking the Texas Supreme Court to grant the petitions for review in both cases. The request hopes to have the courts resolve the conflicting rulings of the Texas courts of appeal.

The case of J.B. and H.B. drew national headlines when the couple received a blessing from Judge Tena Callahan to divorce, at which point Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and the Liberty Institute got involved because the individuals were of the same sex. The petitioners were married in Massachusetts in 2006 and petitioned the courts in Texas to divorce only two years after their same sex wedding.

The Fifth Court of Appeals overturned Judge Callahan’s ruling, but upheld a request for divorce by Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly, also a former same sex couple.

The district judges’ rulings grating same sex divorces illegitimately overturned the will of more than two million Texans, said the president of Liberty Institute. The group helped co-author Texas’ 2005 constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Now the state expects the Texas Supreme Court to decide how Texas should define the institution of marriage in order to help serve the people and their representatives. Houston divorce lawyer believes the Court will accept both of these cases in order to resolve the conflicting rulings.

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