Now hear this: All you people out there who got yourselves gay married, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants to make sure you stay gay married.
Attorney General Greg Abbott is trying to halt the divorce of two women in Austin on grounds their Massachusetts marriage is not recognized in Texas.
A Travis County state district judge on Feb. 10 granted a divorce in court to Sabina Daly, 41, of San Antonio, and Angelique Naylor, 39, of Austin. Abbott’s aides went to court the following day to block the divorce before the written decree was entered.
“A divorce is an ending or a termination of a valid legal marriage,” Abbott said Tuesday. “In this instance there was no valid legal marriage recognized by the state of Texas. Texas can’t have a faulty precedent on the books that validates an illegal law.”
It was not the first time Abbott’s office has sought to halt a same-sex divorce. He intervened last October in a Dallas case when two men were granted a divorce.
[Daly's lawyer Bob] Luther said in that case Abbott intervened before the divorce was decreed in open court. The judge in that case rejected Abbott’s arguments and the state has appealed to try to overturn the divorce.
You got that? Divorce is the sacred dissolution of a bond between one man and one woman. Greg Abbott is fighting to make sure it stays that way.