Legal & Financial

Two moms married in Massachusetts cannot get a divorce in Texas

Two Texas moms got married in Massachusetts but separated in 2007. They worked out a custody arrangement for their 4 1/2-year old adopted son – but the state of Texas says a same-sex marriage can’t be dissolved with a divorce there because Texas doesn’t offer marriage equality.

The Associated Press reports:

A judge in Austin granted the divorce, but Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is appealing the decision. He also is appealing a divorce granted to a gay couple in Dallas, saying protecting the “traditional definition of marriage” means doing the same for divorce.