The Texas man seeking a divorce from his estranged husband said Sunday that the gay community rebuffed him.

Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America Weekend, the man, identified only as J.B., said, “Some of the greatest negative feedback that I've gotten has been from the gay and lesbian community. The legal community in the gay and lesbian community specifically.”

Texas District Judge Tena Callahan ruled Thursday that the two men married in Massachusetts may divorce in the state. The ruling was quickly criticized by conservative Republicans who support the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage approved by voters in 2005.

“The laws and constitution of the State of Texas define marriage as an institution involving one man and one woman,” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said in a statement. “Today's ruling purports to strike down that constitutional definition – despite the fact that it was recently adopted by 75 percent of Texas voters.”

Governor Rick Perry, who supports the ban, called the ruling “flawed.” Abbott said he would appeal the ruling “to defend the traditional definition of marriage.”

J.B. appeared on the program with his lawyer, Dallas attorney Peter Schulte. Schulte blasted the attorney general for politicizing the situation.

“It's funny that the only individual that has made this a test case is the attorney general of Texas,” Schulte said. “And you know, when we filed this divorce, we didn't have a press conference on the courthouse steps.”

“This is not about gay marriage, this is about gay divorce,” Schulte added.

But the case is being hailed by gay rights groups because in order for the state to dissolve a marriage it must first recognize it. In her ruling, Judge Callahan said the state's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

When co-anchor Bill Weir asked if the men celebrated the ruling, J.B. replied, “I don't think the end of anyone's marriage can be celebrated as a victory.” The couple married in Massachusetts in September 2006 after being together nearly 9 years.