Posts tagged "domestic partnership"

Texas judge denies divorce petition from same-sex couple

A Texas judge has denied a divorce petition from two women who married legally four years ago in New Hampshire. Texas lawmakers have banned gay marriage in the state, and the Tarrant County judge told the women that the court did not have jurisdiction required to consider a divorce petition from a couple in a same-sex marriage.

How will expanded federal benefits for gay couples fly in Texas?

The drive for social acceptance of same-sex marriage is not letting up. The latest move came Friday with the announcement by the White House that President Obama has ordered the Labor Department to come up with rules to make sure that legally married gay couples get the benefits they are due under the Family and Medical Leave Act.