San Antonio Judge Will Hear Lesbian Divorce and Custody Case

Rejecting a motion by the Respondent to dismiss a divorce and child custody action, Bexar County (Texas) District Court Judge Barbara Hanson Nellermoe ruled on April 22 in A.L.F.L. v. K.L.L., No. 2014-CI-02421 (Bexar County, 438th Jud. Dist.), that a lesbian couple married in Washington, D.C., in 2010 could get a divorce in Texas, their current state of residence, because Texas laws banning the recognition of same-sex marriages are unconstitutional. She ruled that Texas’ refusal … <Read More>

Federal Judge Rules for Marriage Equality in Texas; Decision Stayed Pending Appeal to the 5th Circuit

U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia of the Western District of Texas, San Antonio, ruled on February 26 that Texas has shown no rational basis for depriving same-sex couples of the right to marry or for refusing to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Adding yet another brick to the solid wall of federal trial court decisions that has been mounting since last summer, when a judge in Ohio ordered that state to recognize an out-of-state … <Read More>