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Marriage Equality: A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and recognition of other forms of same-sex partnership solemnized in other jurisdictions, was approved by voters in November 2005. The constitutional ban is currently being challenged in federal court in three separate cases: De Leon v. Perry, McNosky v. Perry, and Zahrn v. Perry.
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Several Texas lawmakers joined conservative leaders at the state capitol in Tuesday for a controversial slice of symbolic wedding cake in a 10th anniversary celebration of the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
The rabbi who defied Texas' same-sex marriage ban and wed a lesbian couple last week led the morning prayer in the Republican-dominated Texas House on Wednesday, catching staunch supporters of the prohibition off-guard.
A state lawmaker's complaint has prompted the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct to investigate a judge who ordered the issuance of a marriage license to a same-sex couple.
A few judges are still refusing to see gay and lesbian couples in Alabama. Texas has had its first lesbian marriage, and now state officials are scrambling to find a way to undo it.
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday the state's same-sex marriage ban has been "needlessly cast in doubt" after a judge gave a lesbian couple from Austin permission to tie the knot. Paxton warned of "legal chaos" if the state Supreme Court doesn't void their marriage and make clear [...]
The Texas Supreme Court has issued a stay against other same-sex marriages after a lesbian couple married earlier Thursday in Travis County.
Despite Texas' statewide ban on gay marriage, county officials in Austin have married a same-sex couple under a one-time court order issued for medical reasons. Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked the state’s highest civil court to swiftly halt the order that allowed the couple to marry.
Ken Paxton says Probate Judge Guy Herman's "misguided ruling does not change Texas law or allow the issuance of a marriage license to anyone other than one man and one woman." [...]
Faith leaders rallied for marriage equality Tuesday at the Texas Capitol, seeking to convince lawmakers that expanding rights to LGBT Texans won't compromise their religious beliefs. [...]
A judge in Travis County, Texas, on Tuesday ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but the impact of the ruling remains unclear and the County Clerk declined to take any immediate action on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]