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Texas' push to halt same-sex divorce case rejected

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Posted: May 15, 2014 12:41 AM

Updated: May 15, 2014 12:41 AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A Texas judge has rejected a push by state officials to block a same-sex couple's divorce and child-custody case from proceeding.

State District judge Barbara Nellermoe set a May 29 custody hearing in San Antonio for the fight between Kristi Lesh and Allison Flood Lesh over custody of their nearly 15-month-old daughter.

Allison Lesh's attorneys tell the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1oRhDNB ) that they hope to reunite their client with her daughter, whom she hasn't seen since Nov. 3.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office had argued that there could be no divorce since the Texas Constitution bans same-sex marriages. State attorneys say Texas has an interest in defending that ban.

However, Nellermoe has ruled previously that the ban violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

Topics: Same-Sex Divorce

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