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Laws that prohibit divorce from a valid marriage violate human rights

The United Nations ruled in August that an Australian law that prohibits divorce between same-sex couples validly married from another country to divorce violates international human rights obligations. The case was taken to the UN by Fiona Kumari Campbell, who married her ex-partner in Canada in 2004, before the couple separated later that year. Dr … Continue Reading

Divorce, Custody, and Other Emerging Texas Family Law Issues After Obergefell

Yesterday I was honored to speak at the State Bar of Texas’ LGBT Section’s Impact of Marriage Equality on Texas Law continuing legal education seminar. My topic was Divorce, Custody, and Other Emerging Family Law Issues After Obergefell. My co-presenter was the most awesome Karen Langsley from Austin. One of the biggest issues that we … Continue Reading

Texas is the Hotel California of same sex marriage

The Eagles sang about the Hotel California in their 1977 song: “You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave!”. The current state of same sex marriage in Texas is similar. Couples can go to other states and get married, but if they live in Texas, dissolving the marriage is impossible. Currently, 36 states … Continue Reading
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