By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies to ensure that your visit runs smoothly.

Sunday, 27 April 2014 16:04

The Court Of Appeals Halted Ruling On Equal Divorce In Texas

Written by 

texas san-antonio


Judge Barbara Nellermoe declared the marriage equality ban of Texas as unconstitutional in a lawsuit implying two women who seek to divorce, but the divorce and child-custody were halted by the 4th Court of Appeals.

"The federal district court found that a state cannot do what the federal government cannot – that is, it cannot discriminate against same-sex couples," Nellermoe wrote last week thus giving her judgement in favour of Kristi Lesh and Allison Flood Lesh.

She also added that "the best interest of the child is always the primary consideration of the court. By denying their parents the right to marry, Texas has created a suspect classification of children who are denied equal protection of the law under the 14th Amendment."

The Attorney General Greg Abbott then asked the Court of Appeal a stay arguing that speedy action was needed "to avoid the legal chaos that would follow if the trial court’s broadly worded ruling is mistakenly interpreted as authorization for the creation or recognition of same-sex marriages in Bexar County or throughout the state," as reports Statesman.

Remain to be seen which will be the final judgment concerning this couple but also concerning all the LGBT couples of Texas.


Lezbelib is the online magazine that helps LGBTQ+ women to stay updated with entertaining blogs and breaking news about LGBT rights.