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Judge in same-sex divorce case rules Texas gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Thursday, April 24, 2014
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A state district judge in Texas has ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, “paving the way for a San Antonio couple's divorce proceedings and subsequent child custody battle to continue.” [ Read more → ]
Mike Schlossberg

Pennsylvania lawmaker to introduce same-sex ‘divorce equality’ bill

Thursday, April 10, 2014
HARRISBURG, Pa. — While lawsuits challenging Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage make their way through state and federal courts, a state lawmaker says he plans legislation to grant same-sex couples the right to divorce. [ Read more → ]

Same-sex couple’s divorce case could test Nebraska’s gay marriage ban

Friday, March 28, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A lesbian couple who married in Iowa in 2009 is now petitioning the Nebraska Supreme Court to be allowed to divorce in a case that could test the constitutionality of Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Woman challenges S.C. gay marriage ban in seeking divorce from spouse

Friday, March 14, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina woman is challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage by seeking recognition both of her union and separation. [ Read more → ]

Judge: Married same-sex couple can’t divorce in Alabama

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- A judge ruled Wednesday that two women who were legally married in Iowa can't divorce in Alabama, which doesn't recognize same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]

Klingenschmitt: Jesus would command married gay couples to get divorced

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Former Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt says Christian chaplains can never provide counseling to gay couples, other than to order them to divorce … which is just what Jesus would do. [ Read more → ]

Judge refuses to grant gay couple’s divorce, says marriage isn’t recognized

Monday, December 2, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. -- A Mississippi judge on Monday refused to grant a divorce to a lesbian couple who got married in California, saying the marriage wasn't recognized under state law, according to the woman who filed and her lawyer. [ Read more → ]
Rogelio V. Solis, APLauren Beth Czekala-Chatham, right, shows off a photograph of herself and new partner, Dawn Jefferies, left, taken during a recent cruise. Czekala-Chatham hopes Mississippi will recognize her same-sex marriage to Dana Ann Melancon performed in California, so she can get divorced.

In some states, gay rights battle extends to the right to divorce

Sunday, December 1, 2013
HERNANDO, Miss. -- Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham wants to force Mississippi, one of the America's most conservative states, to recognize her same-sex marriage. She hopes to do so by getting a divorce. [ Read more → ]

Texas Supreme Court hears arguments in same-sex divorce case

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about whether the state can grant divorces to gay couples married elsewhere despite its own constitutional ban on gay marriage, in one of the first serious challenges to that 2005 amendment. [ Read more → ]

Texas Supreme Court tackles whether state can grant same-sex divorces

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas -- The issues of same-sex marriage and divorce are set to go before the Texas Supreme Court. [ Read more → ]

Woman asks Miss. to recognize her same-sex marriage so she can divorce

Saturday, September 28, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. -- A woman is asking the conservative state of Mississippi to recognize her out-of-state gay marriage so that she can get a divorce. [ Read more → ]

Texas high court to consider state jurisdiction over same-sex divorces

Saturday, August 24, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Supreme Court says it will consider whether the state has jurisdiction over same-sex divorces and the constitutionality of the state's law banning same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Colo. won’t allow gay marriage, but grants same-sex couple a divorce

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
DENVER — Colorado's first recognized same-sex divorce is final. Supporters of Colorado's new civil unions law say the court ruling sets a precedent for gay couples married in other states who want to legally terminate their relationships here without uprooting their lives. [ Read more → ]
Judge John Roach Jr.

Texas judge enforces ‘morality clause’ to split up lesbian couple

Friday, May 17, 2013
McKINNEY, Texas -- A Texas judge has invoked a "morality clause" in a lesbian mother's divorce from her husband, requiring that the woman's current partner of three years vacate their home "in the interest and welfare" of the divorced couple's children. [ Read more → ]
Brigitte Van Nice

Ex-Iowa official guilty of fraud in issuing marriage license to Fla. couple

Monday, May 6, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A former rural Iowa court official pleaded guilty Monday to forgery for filing false documents to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple from central Florida, in the first case of its kind in Iowa. [ Read more → ]

Transgender Ariz. man denied divorce vows to keep fighting state

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
PHOENIX -- A transgender Arizona man whose divorce request was rejected after his marriage was declared invalid plans to keep trying to get his 9-year union dissolved, saying Tuesday that he wants the three children to whom he gave birth to know their parents' marriage was legitimate. [ Read more → ]
Thomas Beatie

Ariz. judge refuses to grant divorce for transgender man

Friday, March 29, 2013
PHOENIX -- An Arizona judge on Friday refused to grant a divorce for a transgender man who gave birth to three children after beginning to change his sex from female. [ Read more → ]
A then-pregnant Thomas Beatie in a 2008 photo.

Transgender man who gave birth hits snag in Arizona divorce proceeding

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
An Arizona man who gained national attention for giving birth after having a sex-change operation, has hit a snag in his divorce proceedings because the presiding judge has questioned whether the marriage was ever legal in Arizona because he is transgender. [ Read more → ]

Massachusetts court rules Vermont ‘civil union’ equal to marriage in divorce proceeding

Thursday, July 26, 2012
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court -- the state's highest appellate court -- ruling in a case regarding divorce proceedings, said that a civil union in Vermont is “the equivalent of marriage in the Commonwealth.” [ Read more → ]

Maryland high court: Same-sex couple married out of state may seek divorce

Friday, May 18, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, on Friday ruled that same-sex couples married out of state are legally permitted to seek a divorce in the state, even though Maryland does not yet permit same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

Gay groups make religious individuals feel like ‘second class citizens’

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Though I should be surprised, I have found myself expecting the National Organization for Marriage to make outlandish and ridiculous statements. In today's episode of "what did NOM say," I give you the repeat of "NOM becomes a victim." [ Read more → ]

Wyoming Supreme Court ruling will allow state jurisdiction in same-sex divorces

Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Wyoming Supreme Court this week ruled the state’s courts have jurisdiction to grant the divorce of a lesbian couple who were legally married in Canada. [ Read more → ]

Several Minnesota legislators seeking to ‘protect’ traditional marriage, are divorced

Friday, May 20, 2011
A new report by The American Independent indicates that several key Minnesota state legislators who say they want to protect marriage, are divorced. [ Read more → ]
Jim McGreevey

Jim McGreevey: too much of a ‘jackass’ to join gay-welcoming Episcopal clergy

Monday, April 25, 2011
Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, who resigned following revelations he was gay and having an extramarital affair with a male staffer, has been denied admission to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church. [ Read more → ]

Appeals court reverses Texas same-sex divorce case

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
A Texas appeals court has ruled same-sex couples legally married in other states can’t get divorced in Texas, and also ruled that the Texas same-sex marriage ban is constitutional. [ Read more → ]
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