Texas Judge Rejects State’s Motion to Intervene in Gay Divorce Case

Texas State District Judge Barbara Nellermoe has rejected a motion from Attorney General Greg Abbott to intervene in a divorce and child custody case involving a gay couple. Nellermoe became the third Texas judge to declare the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional when she ruled in late April.

NellermoeThe AP reports:

The Texas Attorney General's office argued Wednesday before State District Judge Barbara Nellermoe that it has an interest in defending Texas' ban on same-sex marriages.
Nellermoe refused to allow the state to intervene in the case. She previously ruled Texas restrictions on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.
The San Antonio Express-News reports state attorneys have said they'll appeal the decision.