Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has intervened in a second gay divorce case, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The state is already appealing Texas District Judge Tena Callahan's 2009 ruling that allowed two Dallas men married in Massachusetts in 2006 to divorce in the state. The couple had been together for 11 years.

Abbott returned to court last week to stop a lesbian couple who married in Massachusetts in 2004 from divorcing.

Sabina Daly, 41, of San Antonio, and Angelique Naylor, 39, of Austin were granted a divorce by Travis County District Judge Scott Jenkins on February 10. Abbott filed a motion to block the divorce the next day, but it was too late. The state is now likely to appeal the ruling.

The attorney general is concerned that the divorces force the state to recognize the existence of gay marriage.

β€œA divorce is an ending or a termination of a valid legal marriage,” Abbott told the paper. β€œIn this instance there was no valid legal marriage recognized by the state of Texas. Texas can't have a faulty precedent on the books that validates an illegal law.”

In her ruling last year, Judge Callahan said the state's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

The two women said they needed to divorce to divide a home restoration and renovation business they built together, as well as to establish parental rights for a four-year-old adopted son.