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.
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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.
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.
With a Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage looming, Gov. Greg Abbott is holding a ceremonial signing of the so-called “Pastor Protection Act,” which confirms already existing protections for churches and pastors under the law.
Texas officials could drag their feet on changing the language of marriage license applications, which now say “male” and “female,” to stall gay marriage.
The future of the battle over gay marriage in Texas—and possibly in other states—is likely to be determined by the House of Representatives in the next 72 hours, according to LGBT advocates. House Bill 4105, by Rep. Cecil Bell (R-Magnolia), which is designed to undermine a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, is scheduled for a floor vote Tuesday.
In support of religious liberty, LGBT advocates and anti-gay groups support a bill that would protect religious leaders from performing same-sex marriages.
Gay rights advocates began sounding the alarms Wednesday after two anti-LGBT bills cleared House committees and another received a favorable hearing.
Ten years after Texas lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, the issue returned to the Legislature on Wednesday. House Bill 1745, by Rep. […]
Alabama Justice Roy Moore joined Attorney General Ken Paxton, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and dozens of other elected officials to make a biblical case against same-sex marriage.