Liberty Institute's Still Working Hard to Keep Gay Dallas Couple From Getting a Divorce
|Attorney Pete Schulte and the petitioner still known as J.B. on The Daily Show last year|
The Fifth Court of Appeals overturned Judge Callahan's ruling, but so far the courts, including the Third Court of Appeals, have upheld Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly's request for a divorce down in Austin. Which is why, this morning, Liberty Institute filed briefs with the Texas Supreme Court asking the justices to settle the same-sex divorce issue once and for all. Says Liberty's president and CEO Kelly Shackelford, "The district judges' rulings granting same-sex divorces illegitimately overturned the will of more than two million Texans and their elected officials. The debate over same-sex marriage and divorce should play out in our democratic institutions and should not be short-circuited by activist judges."
Here's the brief filed related to the Dallas divorce case, which you can read while we await a return call from J.B.'s attorney, former Dallas County prosecutor Pete Schulte, who's in court this morning.