Stating that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling conflicts with her personal beliefs, Live Oak County Clerk Karen Irving has announced that she is retiring, which makes her the second Texas county clerk to step down rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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Spewing hateful rhetoric, a group of anti-LGBT leaders gathered in Dallas on Tuesday to launch a new coalition to fight the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling of same-sex marriage. Their new grassroots movement called “REAL MARRIAGE: One Man/One Woman For Life,” will target unnamed businesses and politicians who don’t stand up against LGBT rights.
Despite receiving a letter from anti-gay groups demanding one, Gov. Greg Abbott will not call a special session to pass a bill aimed at undermining the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality.
Jack Evans and George Harris, who have been together for 54 years, became the first same-sex couple to marry in Dallas County after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality decision.
In a landmark victory for marriage equality, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against statewide bans on same-sex marriage, granting gay and lesbian couples in Texas the right to legally marry.
When Republican lawmakers introduced more than 20 anti-LGBT proposals in the 84th Legislature, they may have unwittingly helped launch the next phase of the state’s gay-rights movement. With all of the legislative proposals defeated and a court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage expected soon, the newly launched Texas Wins campaign is looking ahead to protecting more LGBT Texas with local nondiscrimination ordinances.
Sensing that state officials will be reluctant to comply with a potential U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, an LGBT civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to force Texas to provide equal benefits to the same-sex spouses of public employees.
While Texas officials have been dragging their feet on changing the language of marriage license applications, Dallas County clerk now says he’ll issue licenses to gay and lesbian couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage later this month.
Texas officials could drag their feet on changing the language of marriage license applications, which now say “male” and “female,” to stall gay marriage.
Steve Hotze helped get Dan Patrick elected so he could advance righteous causes, like super-banning gay marriage. He’s not happy with how that’s gone.