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Brad Pitt Breaks No Marriage Promise

The impending Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt marriage involved at least one broken promise – the one Pitt had made repeatedly to the gay community that he and Jolie would marry only when everyone were able to marry. Indeed, before their engagement, the tabloids and their fans assumed that the two would never marry for this very reason. Pitt told Esquire magazine of his stance back in the fall of 2006. He reiterated it again in 2009 to Parade and then to People last summer. He donated $100,000 in opposition to California’s Proposition 8, which sought to overturn the state Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

While Pitt may have caved to marriage pressure from his and Jolie’s children, his support of same-sex marriage has not changed, as he continues to campaign for sex-sex marriage throughout the country. The past year has seen a number of developments in this area of family law, and several important cases are currently spending in courts throughout the country, including here in Texas, where the Supreme Court will rule on two cases in the coming months that will determine whether Texas recognizes same-sex divorce.

Several of the developments in same-sex family law in recent months include the following:

  • Similar to cases before the Texas Supreme Court, Maryland’s highest court will be ruling on a case of whether a same-sex couple can divorce in Maryland, where same-sex marriage is not legal
  • The Maryland case will only have a short-term impact, since on January 1, 2013, Maryland will officially recognize same-sex marriages
  • Last summer, Wyoming’s Supreme Court ruled that sex-sex couples lawfully married in another state can receive a divorce from a Wyoming court, even though Wyoming does not recognize same-sex marriages
  • This coming summer, Washington is set to implement a law that permits same-sex marriage in the state
  • In the summer of 2011, New York began granting same-sex marriages

What problems have you faced pertaining to same-sex marriage or divorce law?

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