Texas Same-Sex Divorce Case May Prompt Constitutional Challenge

, Texas Lawyer

The divorce petition Peter Schulte filed in a Dallas County family court on Jan. 21 would be a simple, no-fault proceeding, but for the fact that his client wants to end his marriage to a person of the same sex. Because it's the first time a gay couple legally married in another state has filed for a divorce in Texas, Schulte is well aware that his client's petition likely won't stay in the 302nd District Court for long.

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