De Leon v. Perry

De Leon v. Perry is a federal court challenge to Texas' constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, filed October 28, 2013, in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio. The plaintiffs are two same-sex couples: Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman; and, Victor Holmes and Mark Phariss.

A request by state officials to consolidate this challenge with two other federal lawsuits challenging Texas’ ban – Zahrn v. Perry and McNosky v. Perry – was denied in January 2014.

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Jerry Lara, APPlaintiffs (from left) Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman, and Mark Phariss and Victor Holmes, give a news conference in San Antonio on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 after U.S. Federal Judge Orlando Garcia declared a same-sex marriage ban in deeply conservative Texas unconstitutional.

Texas files notice to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Thursday, February 27, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas has officially given notice it will appeal a federal judge's decision to lift the state's ban on gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Greg Abbott

Texas AG Greg Abbott promises to fight same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has promised to appeal a federal court ruling that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]
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Federal judge strikes down Texas ban on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage, but is leaving it in place pending a ruling by an appeals court later this year. [ Read more → ]
Eric Gay, APCouples (from left) Cleopatra De Leon and  Nicole Dimetman, and Victor Holmes and Mark Phariss, talk with the media after as they leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in San Antonio.

Federal judge hears challenge to Texas’ same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- Attorneys for two same-sex couples have faced off with the Texas attorney general's office over whether a federal judge should lift the state ban on gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Lisa Krantz, The San Antonio Express-News (AP)Cleo DeLeon, left, and Nicole Dimetman play with their son at their home in Austin, Texas.

Judge to hear challenge of Texas’ same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- Two gay couples challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage will take their case to federal court on Wednesday in the wake of recent legal victories in two other conservative states. [ Read more → ]
Victor Holmes and Mark Phariss

Two same-sex couples challenging Texas’ ban on gay marriage

Friday, November 29, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas -- Two same-sex couples have challenged Texas' constitutional ban on gay marriage in a San Antonio federal court, and a federal judge could hear arguments as soon as January, an attorney for the couples said Wednesday. [ Read more → ]
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