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    Re: Texas' Refusal To Allow Gay Couples To Divorce May Be The Next Constitutional Sho

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    You don't ask questions, you demand that others see your way of thinking. 8)

    And some wonder why Russia passed laws against this sort of agenda driven crap.
    Some people wonder why Americans would agree with laws that result in people being persecuted for expressing their opinions.
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    Re: Texas' Refusal To Allow Gay Couples To Divorce May Be The Next Constitutional Sho

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why should Texas tax-payers pay for something that isn't even legal in Texas?
    How are Texas tax-payers paying for the divorce?

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    Re: Texas' Refusal To Allow Gay Couples To Divorce May Be The Next Constitutional Sho

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    and just a supplement to the op

    this looks like it has the potential to be a two birds with one stone issue

    not only will this very likely end the bigoted and discrimination laws in taxes over legal amrriage but it has the potential to equally regulate marriage nationally letting people marry and divorce anywhere in the US.

    also just some other info

    Texas law requires that one of the divorcing parties must have resided in Texas for at least the previous 6 months.

    There are 7 grounds for divorce in Texas, and to be able to file for divorce, one of these situations must be true in your case
    -Insupportability: there are disagreements that can't be resolved.
    -Cruelty: one spouse is treating the other cruelly, to the point where the situation has become unbearable.
    -Adultery: your spouse has cheated on you.
    -Conviction of a felony: your spouse has been convicted of a felony during your marriage and imprisoned for at least one year without pardon. (You can't use this ground if your testimony is what was used in court to convict your spouse).
    -Abandonment: your spouse left with no intention of coming back, and has been gone for at least one year.
    -Living apart: you and your spouse haven't lived together for at least three years.
    -Confinement in mental hospital: your spouse has been confined in a mental hospital (state or private) for at least three years and there's no indication this will change.


    and in Massachusetts

    At least one spouse must be a resident of Massachusetts for one year before filing for divorce.

    grounds:
    Adultery
    Impotency
    Desertion for one year prior to the filing of the complaint.
    Alcohol or drug addiction.
    Cruel and abusive treatment.
    Willful neglect and refusing to provide suitable support and maintenance for the other spouse.
    Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
    Confinement for five years or more in a federal penal institution or in a penal or reformatory institution in this or any other state.


    so it seems it would require one of them to move to Mass for a YEAR. SO while still possible id say thats a good reason not to think this is agenda driven.
    So let me get this straight. Texas has a less divorce requirement (6 months instead of 1 year) and people are upset at Texas? Again, this IS agenda driven, because instead of going after Mass. for this, they are only going after Texas.

    Maybe instead of fighting Texas, they should be fighting Mass divorce requirements.

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    Re: Texas' Refusal To Allow Gay Couples To Divorce May Be The Next Constitutional Sho

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    They should be treated as divorced anyway, homosexual unions are not a legal marriage in TX, how can they divorce that which does not exist? Good for them for sticking to their laws and principals.
    Correction Congrats to Texas for sticking to bigotry and stupidity and the 1700's!

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    Re: Texas' Refusal To Allow Gay Couples To Divorce May Be The Next Constitutional Sho

    Quote Originally Posted by greengirl77 View Post
    Correction Congrats to Texas for sticking to bigotry and stupidity and the 1700's!

    Ah shucks mam it were nothin'


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    Re: Texas' Refusal To Allow Gay Couples To Divorce May Be The Next Constitutional Sho

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    You don't ask questions, you demand that others see your way of thinking. 8)

    And some wonder why Russia passed laws against this sort of agenda driven crap.
    So is something being legal forcing you to do anything? Does pornography being legal force you to watch it?

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    Re: Texas' Refusal To Allow Gay Couples To Divorce May Be The Next Constitutional Sho

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    So let me get this straight. Texas has a less divorce requirement (6 months instead of 1 year) and people are upset at Texas? Again, this IS agenda driven, because instead of going after Mass. for this, they are only going after Texas.

    Maybe instead of fighting Texas, they should be fighting Mass divorce requirements.
    maybe you should read whats actually going on

    wow don't be silly, they already have lived in texas for at least 4 years(maybe longer) and TEXAS wont grant them a divorce.

    if they were married in texas and went to mass they COULD get divorced easy after living there 4 years like they have in texas.

    so now to get a divorce they would have to go live in mass for at least a year. not wanting to to that makes sense its not an agenda lol that alone pretty much destroys any agenda conspiracy and fantasy.
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    Re: Texas' Refusal To Allow Gay Couples To Divorce May Be The Next Constitutional Sho

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So let me get this straight. Texas has a less divorce requirement (6 months instead of 1 year) and people are upset at Texas? Again, this IS agenda driven, because instead of going after Mass. for this, they are only going after Texas.

    Maybe instead of fighting Texas, they should be fighting Mass divorce requirements.
    As a native Texan...let me offer the following:

    To file for a divorce in Texas, one of the spouses has to have been a resident of the state for a continuous six-month period. In addition, one of the spouses must have been a resident of the county where the divorce is filed for at least 90 days.

    Divorce Decree can be granted 60 days after the petition has been heard.

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    Re: Texas' Refusal To Allow Gay Couples To Divorce May Be The Next Constitutional Sho

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    How are Texas tax-payers paying for the divorce?
    Who pays for the court system?
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    Re: Texas' Refusal To Allow Gay Couples To Divorce May Be The Next Constitutional Sho

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    How are Texas tax-payers paying for the divorce?
    they dont anymore than anything else

    important question?

    when did divorce become free? its not
    what happens when anybody from out of state goes to court in texas?

    exactly a meaningless concern
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