Divorce Dilemma: Texas Gays Can't Divorce

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Same-sex couples trying to get a divorce in Texas are running into problems because they weren't married in that state.

According to Texas law, a union granted in a state where same-sex marriage is legal cannot be dissolved in a state where it's not.

Despite the law, a judge in Austin, Texas granted one female couple a divorce.

Now Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is appealing the judge's decision, saying protecting the traditional definition of marriage also means doing the same for divorce.

Some opponents of gay marriage are arguing that granting a divorce means recognizing there was a marriage in the first place.

A state appeals court is expected to hear the case Wednesday in Dallas.

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