It’s not a new story, but it’s a good one. The leader of an anti-LGBT group had his marriage end after his wife began a lesbian relationship.
According to court documents, Corrine Saenz was dating another woman when she filed for divorce from Jonathan Saenz in 2011. Less than six months later, Saenz took over as the president of the state’s top anti-gay group, Texas Values.
Corrine Saenz told the court that she wanted to end her marriage on the grounds that it was
“insupportable due to discord or conflict of personalities… that destroys the legitimate ends of marriage and prevents reasonable expectations of reconciliation.”
Jonathan Saenz asked the court to refuse to grant the divorce, and to bar
“any unrelated adult, with whom the parent has an intimate, romantic, emotional, and/or dating relationship to remain in the presence of the children, including but not limited to Ercimin Paredes, a/k/a Ercilia M. Paredes.”
Paredes was Corrine Saenz’s girlfriend, and the two worked together as teachers in Austin. (Flirting in the library. Hot!)
Nearly two years after the divorce battle began, Jonathan Saenz filed a counterpetition for divorce in May of 2013, accusing Corrine Saenz of adultery. The petition also asked that Paredes be permanently barred from access to the children.
The divorce was final three years ago but the “Final Decree of Divorce” made no mention of Paredes and stated stated that both parents had the right “to direct the moral and religious training of the children.”
In another blow, earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage violated the Equal Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Jonathan Saenz has been working alongside Attorney General Abbott, the Republican Party’s nominee for governor, to overturn the decision. Jonathan Saenz said earlier this month.
“There is wide support for the state’s rights and for marriage to remain between one man and one woman. That cuts across political lines, across faith lines and across demographic lines.”
Is this more karma, bitch or is this just a damaged male ego lashing out? What’s not funny is the anti-gay hate spewing out of Jonathan Saenz that’s hurts vulnerable LGBTQ people. Shame. (via Raw Story)