Retrieved January 19, Many counties started issuing same-sex marriage licenses within hours of the Obergefell ruling on June 26,while others awaited direction from state officials, local county attorney advice, or issuance of corrected state marriage license forms.
Ina same-sex couple that had married in Massachusetts filed for divorce in Dallas, but before the district court could grant the divorce the Texas Attorney General intervened and challenged the court's jurisdiction to do so. Supreme Court ruling, this book provides an overview of same-sex marriage laws, planning for marriage, prenuptial agreements, estate planning, and more.
Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion supporting officials who refused to grant marriage licenses on religious grounds, in defiance of the Same sex couple rights in texas in Sunderland ruling. Retrieved January 19, In Austin, another same-sex couple married in Massachusetts filed for divorce, and the district court actually granted the divorce before the Attorney General could intervene.
Archived from the original on February 26, Prior to that ruling, same-sex marriage was not legal in Texas, although a state court ordered the Travis County clerk to issue one marriage license to two women on February 19,citing the illness of one of them. Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States.
Link to this page:. Choose Your Legal Category: Family. How do you see this interpretation of the ruling — and others — playing out? The case will now proceed in a Texas state court, which could decide to stop the benefits offered by the fourth most populous U. Individual employers, the state of Texas, even different counties and cities could push back regarding rights related to marriage.
She also set a May 29 custody hearing in San Antonio for the fight between the couple over custody of their daughter. You cannot marry a current or former step-parent or step-child. Same sex legal kit for dummies [electronic resource] "[This book] is a practical, plain-English guide to the legal information and guidance lesbian and gay couples need—from making practical decisions about living together and obtaining domestic partner benefits, to making medical decisions, taking care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated, leaving property to each other, having and raising children, and much more.