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.
In response to questions about anti-gay votes a decade ago, Rep. Sylvester Turner (D-Houston) said he’s evolved on LGBT issues and now supports full equality.
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.
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.