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Texas House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse To Marry Gay Couples

Republicans, who control the Legislature and haven’t lost a statewide office since 1994, say the bill will keep church elders from being sued for refusing to perform weddings that clash with “sincerely held” religious beliefs.

05/21/2015

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Lawmakers Have Busy Night At State Capitol

From same-sex marriage, to schools, to the money that goes into your pocket — it was a busy night on Thursday at the State Capitol in Austin.

05/15/2015

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Deadline Passes For Texas Gay Marriage Bill

A bill widely backed by Texas Republicans to stop gay marriage regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer is dead for now.

05/15/2015

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Texas GOP Preparing For Gay Marriage Fight

Gay rights activists said that a showdown in Texas is looming over an attempt by Republicans to pass new laws before the U.S. Supreme Court possibly legalizes gay marriage.

05/12/2015

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Gov. Greg Abbott Backs Contentious Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

Gov. Greg Abbott is publicly getting behind an anti-gay marriage “religious objections” bill. Abbott says he hopes to see the Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act on his desk.

05/06/2015

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Democrat Senator Delays Texas Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

The gay marriage bill brawl isn’t ending anytime soon. S.B. 2065 was “tagged” this morning by Sen. Jose Menéndez.

04/30/2015

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Texas Bill Seeks To Ban Gay Marriage Licenses

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.

03/25/2015

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Texas Same Sex Marriage Foes Call For ‘Biblical Marriage’

About 250 people gathered Monday afternoon at the Texas Capitol to rally in support of what they call “Biblical marriage” — a union between a man and a woman.

03/23/2015

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Groups For, Against Gay Rights Stage Rallies At Texas Capitol

Hundreds are gathering at the Texas Capitol for a rally against same-sex marriage, headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

03/23/2015

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Paxton Sues Over Same-Sex Benefits

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the federal labor department over a plan that would extend family and medical leave benefits to married same-sex couples.

03/19/2015

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Texas AG: ‘Legal Chaos’ If Same-Sex Marriage Not Deemed Void

Paxton asked the Supreme Court of Texas to declare the marriage license issued to the couple invalid.

02/20/2015

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Paxton Argues Gay Couple’s Marriage Is Void

As a newlywed lesbian couple in Texas celebrate defying a statewide ban on gay marriage, the state’s attorney general is preparing to tell a court why their nuptials are invalid.

02/20/2015

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