Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly, both from Texas, married in 2004 in the state of Massachusetts.
The union didn't last long.
Same-Sex Couple Seeks Divorce in the Lone-Star State
Just a few years later, Naylor filed for divorce. It was complicated not just because they were gay but because they were raising a child and operating a business together.
Had they continued to live in Massachusetts, securing a divorce would have been easy. But they were from Texas and the state's position at the time was that there could only be a marital union between a man and a woman. Since same-sex marriage wasn't legal, women couldn't be divorced.
Ironically, it was Daly who argued the position that divorce was impossible.
The state court granted the divorce noting that the record stipulated that the judgment "is intended to be a substitute for . . . a valid and subsisting divorce," and "is intended to dispose of all economic issues and liabilities as between the parties whether they [are] divorced or not."
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