A woman is suing her ex-boyfriend for joint or full custody of the two schnauzers they once shared. The couple broke up about five years ago and had arranged a joint custody agreement which was going well for many years, according to the woman. The woman lives with multiple sclerosis and says that the dogs help her cope with her medical condition and are an important part of her therapeutic routine. The joint custody arrangement was suddenly cut off about two months ago.
A federal judge in Texas recently announced that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional under federal law. The ruling does not create legalized gay marriage in the state, but rather invalidates the active ban on same-sex marriages that had been in place since voters approved an amendment to the state constitution in 2005.