All that would need to be done is for Texas to grant divorces for marriages that originated in other States without accepting the grounds for the marriage as valid for its purposes granting marriage.
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These two are idiots for expecting to get a divorce in a state that doesn't recognize their marriage in the first place.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Simply, no divorce is possible for them in Texas as the they are not married in the eyes of Texas law. In fact, they are each free to marry women in Texas without a bigamy charge.
Wouldn't that be a fun SCOTUS case. One of them marries a woman in Texas and Mass charges him with bigamy. But in reality the cowardly court wouldn't touch that one with a ten foot pole.
I'm a bit confused. Are there other differences between states on when a marriage is legal? Like the age of the parties involved? What happens in those cases if they do exist?
How about the federal benefits? After ten years of marriage the surviving spouse can file for SS benefits. And after ten years then divorce a spouse can file for half the benefit
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