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Texas lawmakers hear bill banning issuing of same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear same-sex marriage arguments this summer. The bill aims to ensure that, regardless of their ruling, same-sex marriage would face challenges in Texas. [...]

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Bar patron says he was assaulted, called gay slur by hotel bouncer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Bobby Beltran
Bobby Beltran, 31, says the incident occurred March 15 after he and a his friends were asked to leave the W Hotel bar because they were too drunk. [...]

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Texas lawmakers to hear bill to block marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages - even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them. [...]

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Roy Moore: ‘No court has authority to redefine what God proposed in Genesis’

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks at the Defense of the Texas Marriage Amendment Rally outside of the Texas State Capitol on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
“Nothing in the Constitution of the United States, nothing in the laws or precedence of the federal courts give federal courts any authority over domestic policy of family and marriage..." [...]

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Texas same-sex marriage opponents call for ‘Biblical marriage’ in rally at state capitol

Monday, March 23, 2015
Marriage equality opponents rally outside the Texas state capitol in Austin on Monday, March 23, 2015.
About 250 people gathered Monday afternoon at the Texas Capitol to rally in support of what they call "Biblical marriage" at an event headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015
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It's been nearly two months since marriage was supposed to start in Alabama, and the state still doesn't have its act together, and Texas has filed a lawsuit to prevent married same-sex couples from taking family medical leave. [...]

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Marriage equality opponents plan rally at Texas capitol with Roy Moore

Sunday, March 22, 2015
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There’s not likely to be cake-cutting this time, but conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage in Texas are staging a Capitol steps rally with outspoken gay rights opponent Roy Moore. [...]

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Texas lawmakers file record number of bills targeting LGBT community

Saturday, March 21, 2015
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LGBT rights advocates say the onslaught of bill was widely expected as backlash over the rapid advancement of marriage equality. [...]

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Texas sues federal government over FMLA benefits for same-sex couples

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
The lawsuit comes following a change by the Labor Department granting paid time off to legally married same-sex couples, even if they are living in a state, like Texas, that does not recognize same-sex marriage. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: March 16, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015
Ted Ribey with the Clerk of District Court's office in Yellowstone County attaches a seal to the wedding license of Jill Houk and Randi Paul, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Billings, Mont. At least 5 other clerks in the county are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Texas is pushing a proposed law that would let the state overrule the Supreme Court. There's just one problem: they can't actually do that. [...]

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