Austin Appeals Court Upholds Gay Divorce

Over the objections of state Attorney General Greg Abbott, an Austin appellate court has upheld the divorce of a lesbian couple married in Massachusetts.

When a lower court granted their divorce in February of last year, Abbott's office filed a petition to intervene in the case. The 3rd Court of Appeals has now declined that request on procedural grounds, leaving the divorce intact. The court found that Abbott lacked standing to appeal because his office wasn't a party to the case.

This is the second appellate court decision in a same-sex divorce case. In August, a Dallas appeals ...

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